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The John Adams Birthplace was built by Samuel Belcher in 1663, and purchased by John Adam's father in 1744. It is a classic New England home of framed construction with two lower and two upper rooms built around a massive central chimney. Extensive alterations were made over the years including the building of a lean-to in the 18th century that added two downstairs rooms and two small upper ones.
It was in this house that Abigail Adams gave birth on July 11, 1767, to their second child, John Quincy Adams, the future 6th President of the United States. The house is located in its original location on Franklin Street which formerly was part of the “Old Coast Road” that went from Boston to Plymouth. This house is about 50 yards away from the house where his father, President John Adams, was born. You can see that house here. Both houses are listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.