Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday is "This Old House Day"



This 1767 saltbox was the birthplace of our 6th president, John Quincy Adams. I like the asymmetry of the saltbox, which takes its name from a wooden lidded box that was once used to hold salt.

The saltbox style was a popular architectural style in early colonial America because it was considered a single-story building (from the back) and was therefore exempt from Queen Ann's tax on houses greater than 1-story.

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