Germantown

By
Real Estate Agent with Success Real Estate in Quincy

The Germantown section is a peninsular (one of three peninsulars in Quincy) and is bordered by the Adams Shore section.

Germantown got its name because of all the German settlers that moved into the area during the ship building boom.

Before the war, Sailing Ships were being built in Quincy, and the last known Clipper Ship was built in Germantown in the 1870's.

Today, Germantown is a community of primarily single family homes. Germantown is an affordable sea side community. There is bus service to and from Germantown, with access to the Quincy Center T Station where the Red Line provides access to Boston.

One of Quincy's large Elderly Housing complexes is located in Germantown.

Elderly Housing in Germantown

Elderly Housing complex in Germantown

Posted by

Dana Schatzl, Realtor

617-750-8016

Success Real Estate

Web Site: www.SouthShoreDreamHomes.com

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E-Mail: QuincyHomes@gmail.com

Comments (5)

Anonymous
lenny

I always heard germantown was named after the germans that came to work at the glass factory?

Mar 02, 2010 07:24 PM
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Dana Schatzl
Success Real Estate in Quincy - Quincy, MA
Realtor in Quincy MA

Lenny,

Germantown was named for the German's that settled there to work in the Shipyard. I did not even know there was a Glass Factory. 

Mar 03, 2010 12:12 AM
Anonymous
LENNY

WHEN I WAS A KID I USED TO HELP DIG FOR GLASS, AND BRICKS FOR A ARCHELOGIST. IN THE HISTORY BOOK...QUINCY A PICTURIAL HISTORY ...BY PAUL ROBERT LYONS, PAGE 33,,PAR 4 IT SAYS....TO TH EAST, IN WHAT IS NOW GERMANTOWN, A GLASS FACTORY WAS STARTED IN A PLANNNED INDUSTRIAL VILLAGE WITH DWELLINGS OF SPECIFIED DESIGN. GLASSMAKERS WERE BROUGHT FROM GERMANY, BUT THE BUSINESS WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL AND MOST OF THEM MOVED ELSEWHERE, HOWEVER, THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE,GERMANTOWN, SURVIVES.

Mar 08, 2010 08:03 PM
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Anonymous
Dana Schatzl

Lenny,

Great information. Thank you for sharing that with me. I really appreciate it, as I am always looking for more history about Quincy.

 

Mar 09, 2010 12:57 AM
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Anonymous
Leo Cardarelli

During my first ten years I lived in Germantown section of Quincy. We always thought of the public housing (Projects) as the Germantown section. The single house sections of Adam Shore was called the Privates.

In the 60's until we left, there were two gigantic fences with chained gates from 7pm until 7am except for the bus road. There was one store in both the Adam and Germantown sections was called Lester's.

The was a rhubard farm in Germantown and you can still see wild rhubard plants in the summer. We used to catch insects that area of caterpillars, preying mantis, wolf spiders and scary Japanese garden spiders. There were also horseshoe crabs there as well.

Germantown's projects were broken into two main sections. There was a baseball field between the two projects. We used to battle the both sides with rock battles using metal shields for protection. We also battled hiding in old washing machines
with shields as though it was the Rat Patrol against the Combat.

The public school for both the Adam Shore and Germantown kids learned. It was called the Snug Harbor School. There is still a 1812 sailors cemetary near the school with that name as well.

Aug 28, 2015 02:12 PM
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