Thursday, April 09, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House" Day

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This 19th century home at 103 Greenleaf Street is one of the most important Italianate homes in Quincy. This L shaped compound is complete with a granite foundation, angled bays and arched windows in the gables. Not seen in this photo is the remarkably well preserved low granite wall that frames the entire property.

6 comments:

DAG said...

Nice photo, I also have always admired this property.

brattcat said...

I like that creative shutter treatment. Those bays must be beautiful inside.

Jen said...

It is a beautiful house. I have walked by there many times.

marley said...

Another lovely house. i could easily live in this one too!

koala said...

hm, "italianate house" - you must tell me more about this.

slim said...

Thank you all for visiting. Italianate was part of "Victoriana" style in America from 1840-1880s. There's a good description here: http://architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/Italianate.htm

Brackets under the roof line were just one of the prominent features of this style.