Saltbox Colonial House, architectural home plans, birthplace of a president

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John Quincy Adams Birthplace - 1683

  • Building name: John Quincy Adams Birthplace
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1683 and later
  • Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Style: Saltbox Colonial Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, Information, site plan
  • First & Second Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Attic Plan & Building Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on 20# white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase.

The Saltbox, a colonial classic, with its rustic, asymmetric charm embodies country living up and down the eastern seaboard. John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States, was born in this house, to John and Abigail Adams. This home and the neighboring home remained the home of the Adams as the generations passed.

The house is a perfect example of the Saltbox form which was common all throughout New England. It's shape came about as small houses were expanded over time. This example also has a massive central chimney with fireplaces and ovens sharing the common brick mass, another feature characteristic of New England architecture.

SHIPPING: All orders are shipped within 7 days of receipt of payment. our drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. Thanks.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are not complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL historic house, not a pseudo-historic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Orders shipped to addresses outside the USA may be subject to customs duties at their destination. The buyer is responsible for any such duties.

The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (SA004)