Monday, February 25, 2008
Living Large In Jamaica Plain
I found these in the book The Country House: A Practical Manual of the Planning and Construction of, by Charles Edward Hooper. There are many illustrations in the book, and somehow these four from a Jamaica Plain house were used. The book was published in 1905, so it could have been the Quincy Shaw house - he was rich as Croesus. It would be interesting to know where they got the pictures. Where they found in a magazine, or were they taken especially for the book? In any case, we get a look at how the other half lived in J.P. one hundred years ago.