One of James’s events was visiting the Longfellow House / Washington's Headquarters national historic site. At that time, I was trying to learn English. It was a great trip for not only learning something about American culture, but also seeing and understanding the architecture of that era was truly beneficial to me. This is due to the fact that I had moved here only 3 months earlier and knew nothing about Boston. The house was built in 1759 and it is still standing. It was erected by a Tory who abandoned it when he fled from the Patriots. Washington later took up residence and used it as his headquarters while in Boston. The house later came into the possession of the Longfellow family. The sketch was from in front of the house. I also fell in love with its garden!