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Ezra and Florence Best House, 1889

This house, built in 1889, is an early design by John Batschy, one of Quincy’s most important architects. The house embraces the massing and details of both the Romanesque Revival and the Queen Anne styles. Queen Anne elements include the octagonal tower, the steeply pitched, irregularly-shaped roofs, and the textured surface treatments. The rough-cut stone, large arch window, and low-relief decorative panels are Romanesque Revival elements. Ezra Best was the founder and president of the E. Best Plumbing and Steam Heating Company.


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Taken on April 29, 2010