Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday is "This Old House Day"
The 1803 Elijah Spear House, the the oldest residence in Germantown, was built in a simple Cape Cod cottage style. It is set on a granite foundation, has a symmetrical facade composed of a central entrance with two windows on each side and a large chimney piercing the roof. This is one of few surviving "Capes" in Quincy and was part of a large farm that extended to McGrath Highway. The John Quincy Adams family owned this from 1890 to 1905. Baker Beach can be seen to the left of this picturesque old house.