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This prairie-Bungalow style house at 561 Quincy Shore Drive was constructed in 1919, by local architect-carpenter-builder Peter Swanson for $5000. This picturesque house across from Wollaston Beach, has a facing of smooth pebbles evoking the beaches of the New England coast; it's an unusual wall covering for Quincy. It has a low pitch hip roof which emphasizes the houses's horizontality and bands of windows of Prairie style houses. The chimney is faced with pebbles and the pebble motif is further carried out in the landscaping of the front where there are short pebble retaining walls.
The rhododendrons are especially beautiful this spring!
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...