Painting of Birthplaces of US Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, as they appeared in 1849. On left is the John Quincy Adams birthplace and home of John and Abigail Adams. Both houses remained in the possession of Adams descendants until purchased by the city of Quincy in 1940. The two houses are now part of Adams National Historical Park.

Where She Wrote Her Letters. An 1849 painting shows, on the left, the home of John and Abigail Adams. John Quincy Adams was born in the house on the right. Both properties are now maintained by the National Park Service. (Everett Collection/Bridgeman Images)

Everett Collection/Bridgeman Images