Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House Day"`

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Today's old house is located on the corner of Adams and Squantum Streets in neighboring East Milton, not far from the site of the Granite Railway. If you enlarge this picture you will see that this house is largely built of granite blocks from a nearby Quincy quarry. This stone cottage was once the site of the blacksmith and wheelwright who helped to build the railway cars for the first commercial railway in this country.

Click here to see another granite house. This house was modeled after a Granite Railway boarding house.

3 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Enjoy a Totally Tremendous Thursday!!!

brattcat said...

Beautiful. I love the three peaks on the second floor. This is such a satisfying design. I'd like to wander inside.

marley said...

Lovely house. I like the three pitched windows.