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Photo 4: Quincy Stamp Mill Worker Housing.

[Photo 4: Quincy Stamp Mill Worker Housing.] with link to larger version of photo.(Library of Congress)

Photo 5: Quincy Mining Company Agent's House.

[Photo 5: Quincy Mining Company Agent's House.] with link to larger version of photo.(Library of Congress)

Questions for Photo 4 and Photo 5:

1) Describe houses and landscape in Photo 4. Describe the house and landscape in Photo 5. What details stand out?

2) How is the home of a stamp mill worker different from a company agent's house? What features are different? How are they different?

3) Based on what you have read, what ethnic groups do you think would have been most likely to live in which neighborhood? Why?

4) Photo 4 is a historic image of the Quincy Mining Company Stamp Mills Historic District, but many of the houses pictured were destroyed to make space for new buildings. Why would someone want to preserve the historic buildings that remain? What do the old buildings in your town tell you about your community's history?


* Click for a larger version of Photo 4 and Photo 5.

 

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