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The Old House at Peacefield

  • 1952-1998: Adams National Historic Site
  • Also Known As: Old House

  • Address: 135 Adams St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1731/00/00 Oldest part of Old House (front western section) built as a summer home for sugar planter Leonard Vassall
1787/09/23 John Adams Home John and Abigail Adams buy an old house and 75 acres of land for 600 pounds
1787/09/23 Abigail Smith Adams Home John and Abigail Adams buy an old house and 75 acres of land for 600 pounds
1801/00/00 John Adams Home Abigail and John Adams begin living at the Old House year-round.
1818/10/28 Abigail Smith Adams Died Abigail Smith Adams dies of typhoid fever.
1824/08/29 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette pays a visit to John Adams at Peacefield. Later Lafayette remarks, "That was not the John Adams I knew". Later Adams will say, "That was not the Lafayette I knew". Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1826/07/04 John Adams John Adams dies at The Old House at Peacefield. He is buried at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts.
1826/07/05 John Quincy Adams Home John Q Adams inherits Peacefield
1876/00/00 Mary Ogden Adams Subject Francis Millet paints Mary Ogden Adams, on display in the Memorial Room of the Old House
1876/00/00 Francis Davis Millet Artist Francis Millet paints Mary Ogden Adams, on display in the Memorial Room of the Old House

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Particulars for The Old House at Peacefield:
Historic Use Agricultural fields
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Federal Style
Physiographic feature Forest
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000051
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: Georgian, Federal
Nominator Name: National Historic Site
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Literature, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1788, 1927
Associated People: Adams,John et. al
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Agricultural fields, Forest
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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