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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.