Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thursday is "This Old House Day"
This is one of Quincy's finest examples of a "shingle style" home. Built in 1885, this impressive residence is located in the Atlantic section of North Quincy.
After the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia there arose a strong interest in American colonial architecture and one of the first manifestations of this antiquarian interest was the presence of the gambrel roof in residential architecture as seen here. Another feature to note are the massive stucco columns holding up the porch on the end. The snow and blue sky really set a nice background for this week's old house in Quincy.