Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday is "This Old House Day"



This 1797 colonial is one of the oldest houses I have posted. I captured this fine Federal style residence on East Squantum Street about a month ago. East Squantum Street was a former Indian trail which became a public highway in 1646.

In spite of a damaging fire in 1983, it has retained its architectural integrity. It has the traditional five bay facade with a central entrance topped with an arched pediment and framed with sidelights to the floor. This door could well have replaced an earlier simpler door. The windows of the second floor are set close to the eaves, indicating an early 19th century date.

4 comments:

DAG said...

Slim

Having grown up in the Atlantic section of Quincy I had the pleasure of being inside this house often when I was a youngster. I have enjoyed this series you shown a few houses from my youth.

brattcat said...

Beautiful shot, Slim. Is it recent? I would think the recent rains washed away a good bit of your snow, especially from the shrubs.

Trojan Gayle said...

Love this picture the house and the setting is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma