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Port Townsend's John Quincy Adams House Isn't Named After The One You're Thinking Of

The history of the name for the Victorian 5-BR at 1028 Tyler Street in Port Townsend is a bit confusing if you ask us. It was named the Captain John Quincy Adams House but the sixth President of the United States never lived there. Built in 1889 by Albert C. Adams, it's named for his father, Captain John Quincy Adams, who was in fact a descendant of the Presidential family with the same surname. This John Quincy Adams served in the Union Army during the Civil War, later settling in Port Townsend to run a confectionary store until his death in 1896. His namesake abode, built for $5,000, would later become the home of Washington Lt. Governor and Port Townsend mayor Charles Edward Coons. In the years since, it became a B&B, which is why all of the bedrooms now resemble en-suite guest rooms. Reflecting three different styles of the Victorian Era, the 3,524 sq. ft. home has stood the test of time, thanks in part to those elaborate gates imported from Prague keeping it separated from the ever-changing world. Asking $885K, it's a heck of an investment opportunity with a lot of potential for whatever comes next.
· Home of the Day: Historic Port Townsend Victorian [PSBJ]
· 1028 Tyler St, Port Townsend [Estately]
· Historical Sites - John Quincy Adams House [PTG]