Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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This residence at 270 Adams Street is very difficult to get a good picture of because of the overgrown trees near the foundation. It is Quincy's best example of high style Italianate architecture, but unfortunately has been neglected for many years. The square Italianate tower, arched windows with various adornments, and the brackets are all features of this period around 1870. The original owners, the Baxter family sold it to the well-known King family. Theophilus King was a well respected banker at the Granite Trust Bank in Quincy Center.

This property looks vacant. I hope someone with deep pockets comes along to save this beauty . . . don't you just love the details on the porch and front doorway?

4 comments:

James said...

I love old houses and this is a beauty. Thanks for sharing it.

brattcat said...

It's a wonderful house and doesn't seem to be in terrible shape at all. You've done a splendid job of researching its history and showing us a charming facade.

Babooshka said...

For an older house empty this looks so well cared for. Lovely lighting.

nyght said...

i love this house. i want to take the same like this. so can you suggest me what will the cost of it.

john

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