The Josiah Quincy house in Quincy, Massachusetts, is a beautiful, late-colonial home (map).  Colonel Josiah Quincy built it as a summer house in 1770.  (It was a mansion in that age. John Adams considered it a little too fancy for a good austere republican New Englander.)  The home, now nestled amid early 20th-century suburban gablefronts, was once surrounded by rolling hills on a large country estate, a short distance from Quincy Bay.  (The house is located just one block from the Eastern Nazarene College campus.)

Colonel Quincy (1710-1784) was the first in a long line of famous Josiah Quincys.  His son was a patriot, who, with John Adams, defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre. Three of his like-named progeny served as mayors of Boston and one was president of Harvard.

This website is a class project for professor Randall Stephens' Critical Readings in History course (spring 2010).  It provides information on the Quincy house and the Quincy family and features numerous history-related links, visual materials, and items for further research.  The following Eastern Nazarene College history majors—who tracked down books and articles and scoured the web for resources—helped create the site: Jonathan Atwater, Adam Berg, Ace Carradine, David Guevara, Nate Jones, and Josephine Spiegel.

For Josiah Quincy house tour information, and other details, see the official website of the house at Historic New England.

Quincy Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society

Read ENC history professor James R. Cameron's The Public Service of Josiah Quincy, Jr., 1802-1882

Adams National Historical Park

Museum of Fine Arts, Colonial America

Quincy Market

History Department, Eastern Nazarene College