The City of Quincy’s Department of Public Buildings is creating handicapped accessibility for the president’s crypt at the United First Parish Church by building a ramp and elevator from the ground level to the lower level. $650,000 to complete the work has been granted through the Quincy Community Preservation Act fund.
Both President John Adams and his son President John Quincy Adams, along with their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Adams are buried in the crypt below the United First Parish Church.
“2 of our nation’s founding presidents are buried here in Quincy. It is or duty as a city to provide easy access to welcome visitors,” shared Mayor Thomas P. Koch. Mayor Koch, along with the Quincy City Council, approved the grant monies recommended by the Quincy Community Preservation Committee in April of 2018.
“The project ties together the work being done to create the Hancock Adams Common,” shared Mayor Koch. “Visitors can appreciate the history of the Adams legacy in Town Hall, the new park space, Hancock Cemetery and now for more visitors, this includes access to the crypt.”
Work is expected to be complete in September 2018.