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.
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.