[Graphic Header] National Register of Historic Places Preservation Month May 2005, Restore America: Communities at a Crossroads

Quincy Homestead
Photograph courtesy of Massachusetts National Society of Colonial Dames of America

Quincy Homestead, Quincy, Massachusetts
(1686-1904): The Quincy Homestead is a remarkable example of New England
architecture and its transformations from the late seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century. The surviving elements of the architecture of the seventeenth century, early and late Georgian period, late Victorian
period, and Colonial or Georgian Revival found in the Quincy Homestead provide a unique opportunity to see with remarkable clarity the changing forms and styles and preferences of more than three hundred years of American and New England architecture. The house represents an early use of the gambrel roof in the region and domestic architecture, and its restoration in 1904 represents one of the earliest efforts at restoration
of a domestic site in the Boston region by a heritage preservation group.

[photo] Quincy Homestead, Kitchen
Photograph by Myron O Stachiw.

The Quincy Homestead is located at 34 Butler Road in Quincy, Massachusetts. Tours are available. For further information, please contact: The Colonial Dames Massachusetts Headquarters at 617-742-3190, Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm, or visit the website.

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