Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ran into roving reporter Dan Hausle from Channel 7 (where if it bleeds it leads) around 10pm tonight on City Hall Plaza. Apparently still stalking the Mayor over the "breaking news" regarding the carpet at City Hall. Slow news week or what? Obviously fueled by someone with an ax to grind. News coverage leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, they've all stooped to the likes of The Enquirer! Sad very sad. Thank God for Channel 2.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

This stadium is home to one of the oldest held rivals on the South Shore. North Quincy vs. Quincy High School football - among other sports these days!
Built in 1937 and overdue for a face lift! I didn't realize how neglected the stadium was until I clicked this picture!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

This Post Office is registered as an Historical Building. This Post Office complied eleven years ago with the ADA regulations that were passed into law in the 1990s. Before this building became the Quincy Post Office there were offices for Congressman on the second floor and offices for the Military on the first floor. **Info found on the net - it's interesting - now I just wish I knew if it were true. I know my next trip to the P.O. will have inquiries!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quincy Mayor Tom Koch accompanied by his children Cornelius, Abigail and Tom Jr. march in Quincy’s 56th Annual Christmas Parade. Tom was inaugurated as Quincy’s 33rd Mayor on January 8, 2008. His father Richard Koch was a strong force in our community. Like his father he believes in community; as he said at his inauguration ‘every citizen holds office’.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tried to research when the new city hall was built, didn't come up with anything. Patriot Ledger records only go back to the mid nineties. If I were to guess when it was built I would have to think the 80's but I have no recollection of it being constructed. Yep that sounds like the eighties! : ) Anyway the reason I took this picture was to alert everyone that Santa's mailbox is ready to handle all letters addressed to the North Pole. I dropped mine in today! *For anyone not familiar with the city, the reflection is the First Parish Church, where both President Adams are entombed.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Quincy Parade came down the street today regardless of the sleet that came with it. This float by the Quincy Credit Union depicted Christmas television favorites as you can see with the Grinch that Stole Christmas and Frosty the Snowman.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another view of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Also known as the Richardson building, this is Quincy's original library building designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and funded by Albert Crane in honor of his father, Thomas Crane. The foundation is of Quincy granite, the upper structure of North Easton granite, and the trimming of Longmeadow brownstone. At the entrance there appears a seal of the City of Quincy, the date in Roman numerals (1881), and a crane in honor of the Crane family. The interior woodwork is of North Carolina pine. The "Old Philosopher" stained glass window in the front of the building was done by John LaFarge as a memorial to Thomas Crane and is considered a masterpiece of stained glass work. There are seven pieces of glass in the ear alone and a total of about a thousand pieces. At the left of the fireplace is another LaFarge window, "Angel at the Tomb," given in memory of Thomas Crane's son, Benjamin Franklin Crane. The quotation "And his leaf shall not wither" carved in wood.
Beyond the Richardson Building is the tower of Bethany Congregational Church, a Quincy-skyline landmark; four large gargoyles cast in concrete look down over the city.

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