The Old House, Quincy, Massachusetts
John and Abigail Adams
Long before there was This Old House, there was The Old House, the private home of the second United States president, John Adams, and wife, Abigail Adams. Well known for their intense love and mutual admiration—preserved in dozens of thoughtful and effusive letters—the couple often lived apart as John served in various political and diplomatic posts. It wasn't until 1801, when John left the presidency, that the lovebirds were able to reunite permanently. The setting was this house.