Friday, April 3, 2009

Quincy, Massachusetts: John Adams' Birthplace

It's a do-it-yourselfer's special. Slap some wood stain on this baby and it will look as good as new ... by 1735 standards.

Here's a picture of John Adams' birthplace in Quincy, Massachusetts, restored to look like it did when the second U.S. President lived here. It's quite a modest facility. What you see in terms of space is what you got -- a hallway and stairs in the middle, with rooms upstairs and down on either side. According to the AAA TourBook (source of some of the information on this site), Adams first wrote Abigail Smith letters from the saltbox house on the property.

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