Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thursday is "This Old House Day"

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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.

7 comments:

Gunn White said...

Looks like it is very well kept, and perhaps a BIG house even for the time it was built.
I like it, and the sunshine/light makes it so beautiful!

brattcat said...

The house looks as if it's in a real neighborhood and not set off on a large tract of land.

MCCasey said...

The Adams' homes were in Braintree, MA, originally, before that part of Braintree became Quincy. I am from Braintree, so naturally, I am proud of it!

The Lone Beader said...

Great photo!! I really like this one! Did you know that my portrait of Abigail Adams is on display at the Quincy Historical Society?? :D

John said...

Strange to think of its history because it really does just look like a well kept suburban house from about 80 years ago. Strange.

Ken Mac said...

what a perfect shot, the light, the blue sky, even the rocks to the left. well done.

Jan J. said...

AWESOME house! Very cool to see this.