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One of the earliest houses built on Wollaston Hill is pictured here at 79 Winthrop Avenue. Built in the 1870s, this house was most likely built by George F. Pinkham, the person most responsible for the development of the Wollaston Hill area. It was on the cutting edge of the architecture of the time, a combination of Italianate and Gothic Revival.
The distinctive concave roof seen here was named for a 17th century French architect, Francois Mansart. In the 1850s, the style was revived in France by Napoleon III, hence the term "Second Empire" or "mansardic". Quincy has a few mansardic buildings but this is one of its finest.
Some places south of Quincy are enjoying cherry blossoms while we are enjoying snow blossoms once again!
A late winter snowstorm named "Stella" is due to bear down on the Northeast Tuesday!
[click image to enlarge] After the Greek Revival period, Quincy followed the national trend of building a majority of its churches in the Go...
After today's snowfall, the sky took on a watercolor glow of pink, purple and blue. It was a winter wonderland once again.