Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday is "This Old House Day"



I thought I'd depart with the usual Thursday post and show you some newer housing like these Marina Bay townhouses located in an isolated section of the Squantum peninsula.

The first Harvard Aero Meet took place here in 1910 when it was the Dennison Airport. During World War I the area was occupied by the Victory Shipyard, a satellite of the Fore River Shipyard. The Victory Shipyard completed a vessel in 45 days and set a world record for fastest construction of a ship. Marina Bay is also the site of the old Squantum Naval Air Station, the first Reserve Naval Air Station in the country, established in 1941 by Admiral Bird when he was just a Lieutenant. In the 1950's, Marina Bay was home to the blimps.

4 comments:

Diederick Wijmans said...

What a very nice sundrenched sight!!

Beak Wilder said...

Excellent history lesson, Slim! Great picture, too. When I'm mayor of this town, I will make my Head of the Chamber of Photography.

Hilda said...

Looks like a beautiful place to live!

xyke said...

This house is really amazing! It is quite excited how much more house architectures will look like as time goes by...