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Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion (various stages - 1650-1750), Little Harbor, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Interior - Council Chamber Hearth (black and white).
Moffatt-Ladd House (1763), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a small roof balustrade, full, three-story quoins, broken-scroll pediments over second story windows and pedimented portico. In accordance with sea-coast New Hampshire custom, this house was built as a wedding gift for the bride-groom.
Shortridge-Rice House (c 1766), Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A fine broken-scroll pediment (said to be original) mounted over Corinthian pilasters is the outstanding feature of this house which also has broken scroll pediments over the roof dormers.
Stoodley's Tavern (1761), Portsmouth, New Hampshire. James Stoodley, the proprietor served with Rogers' Rangers in the last French and Indian War (1754-1763). In December, 1774, Paul Revere rode up from Boston to warn that the British planned to reinforce Fort William and Mary. A conference took place at Stoodley's, and, no doubt, Revere took some refreshment from his journey. Under the handsome dormered gambrel roof was a ballroom extending the length of the building.
Chase House (1762) Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Detail of East portion during snow storm. A handsome Georgian gambrel - part of the Strawbery Banke museum.
Chase House (c 1762), Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; North facade and West end. Strawbery Banke is an outdoor and indoor museum preserving some of Portsmouth's early houses and demonstrating skills and crafts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Chase House (c1762) Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; North facade and East end. Chase's north facade sports a gambrel roof with three dormers, two-story quoins and a segmental pediment over the door.
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Lowd, Sherburne and Shapley-Drisco Houses in Spring.
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Lowd, Sherburne and Shapley-Drisco Houses during a winter snow storm.
Washington, New Hampshire, Congregational Church, Schoolhouse and Meeting House (1787 - now the Town Hall) face the common.
Washington, New Hampshire, Congregational Church, Schoolhouse and Meeting House (1787 - now the Town Hall) face the common. (Black and White)
Eighteenth Century Saltbox (1783), Temple, New Hampshire.