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.

8 comments:

lewi14 said...

Nice house. I would like to live in it.

Gunn said...

You could sell the place with this nice photo!! :-)

RNSANE said...

You really shown us some beautiful places with your photography! This house is beautiful, with the white snow against the red of the house.

brattcat said...

What a gracious old lady she is. And beautifully captured. We're coming in for a concert on the 26th of March and leaving town late on the 29th.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

This is a great post, although that goes for most of your posts. Where do you get the historical information?

Beak Wilder said...

I got beat up right in front of that house back in the day.

slim said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and observations. To answer the Tulsa Gentleman: I get my information from my local public library and through the city assessor's office.

Gunn said...

A lovely house!
And a very nice shot!