Walking around Dorchester on our way to breakfast after helping our daughter move into her new apartment, we encountered this old house with a plaque that said "James Blake House 1661 - the oldest house in Boston." I'd never heard of it before, the only James Blakes I've heard of are a tennis player and a British musician, both still alive so I was pretty sure neither of them built a house in 1661!
I took these photos, saw that it wasn't open, and (being hungry for breakfast!) I decided to move on and look it up when I got home. With a bit of research I found out it has a rather interesting story.
Photos © copyright Jennifer P. Tanabe 2013.