Sparhawk Mansion on Death Row
Written by Strawbery Banke Archive
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #172
This snapshot shows Sparhawk Mansion at Kittery Point prior to its demolition in 1967. A wedding gift from Sir William Pepperrell to his daughter in 1750, the 19-room colonial was too costly for its final owners to maintain. The door and some carved wooden panels were salvaged was burned "like an old worn flag" according to a witness.
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This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection
Rare close-up of Sparhawk door before the mansion
was demolished in 1967. Picture (c) Doug armsden
of Kittery Point, Maine.
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