The colonial saltbox house plan, with its distinctive roofline sloping from 2 stories on one side to one story on the other, can be found peppered across the landscape of New England and is especially prevalent around Cape Cod. The colonial saltbox house epitomizes the looser, less formal colonial home. Typically built of wood, with horizontal lap siding, colonial saltbox houses have a stark, almost Puritan simplicity to their exterior.
Historic Home Plans --- Colonial Saltbox Home Plans --- John Quincy Adams Birthplace

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John Quincy Adams Birthplace - before 1735

A historic Colonial saltbox home plan, birthplace of John Quincy Adams
$42 - 4 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 42' x 42'
2+ Stories, 2+ Bedrooms, 1+ baths
Built before 1735, Quincy, Massachusetts
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1979

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John Quincy Adams Birthplace - before 1735

Next door to the John Adams birthplace is the home in which John Quincy was born. (See my listing for John Adams birthplace.) This home is nearly identical but without the small wing to the rear.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. The house has plenty of space on the ground floor for Living Room, Dining Room, kitchen/family room. The second floor comfortably accommodates 2 bed/bath suites or 2 bedrooms, a bath and a study/play area. This house is suited to a flat or low slope site. It would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 33' x 37'.

  • Building name:      John Quincy Adams Birthplace

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      before 1735

  • Location:      Quincy, Massachusetts

  • Style:      Colonial Saltbox Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan

  • First & Second Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Section, 1/4"=1'-0" & Details

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1979, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Colonial Saltbox Style home plans and for a large variety of house plans in many other styles as well.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, by US Postal Service, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Colonial Saltbox Style home, not a pseudo-saltbox tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (SA004)

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