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Adams Academy

Quincy, Massachusetts
County of Norfolk.
8 Adams Street
National Register Number: 74000379
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - school.
Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1994):
This rough granite building trimmed in brick is a superb example of the work of architectural partners William Robert Ware and Henry Van Brunt. Designed in 1869 in High Gothic style, it is the first American building based on principles established by French architect Violet-le-Duc, whereby polychromed elevations are carefully arranged to reflect rational structural principles. Former president John Adams conceived the idea of the academy, gave the site, and provided the funds with which it was eventually built.


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