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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Church of the Presidents - Quincy, Massachusetts

In acknowledgment of Presidents Day yesterday, today we visit Quincy, Massachusetts and the United First Parish Church, which is also locally called The Church of the Presidents.  Both President John Adams and his son, President John Quincy Adams worshiped here.  They, along with their First Ladies, are buried in a family crypt below the church.
Grave of John Adams & Abigail Adams
The Greek Revival church, built in 1828 is also called The Old Stone Temple, as it is constructed of granite, much of which was donated by John Adams from a quarry site on land he owned.  It was designed by Alexander Parris, who also designed Boston’s Quincy Market.

Grave of John Quincy Adams & Louisa Catherine Adams

The congregation was established in 1636, and this is the fourth meetinghouse constructed.

For more on this beautiful and historic church, visit this website.

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