Abigail Adams House
Abigail Adams received the gift of education inside this simple Colonial home.
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As Boston celebrated its centennial, a storm was beginning to gather in the city. Within the walls of this simple Colonial home, the seeds of patriotism were sown for a young girl who would become a future first lady. It was in her father's library that Abigail Adams received a gift that was uncommon for women at the time, an education.
It was in the parlor, where Abigail would catch the eye of her future husband and U.S. President, John Adams. In the parlor, Abigail courted and later exchanged vows with John. Her childhood home remains today a tribute to one of the most influential women of not only Boston, but American history.
Abigail's father purchased this Colonial, with its newly fashionable gambrel roof, in 1738. The large rooms, high ceilings and glass windows impressed guests and were sure signs of wealth.
The massive Glessner House turned its back on all things Victorian and ushered in a new era of ground-breaking design.