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Builder Worked Himself to Death

Folsom House detail / Strawbery Banke Museum Archive
Strawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #100

This incredible 15-room brick mansion was built in 1813 by Portsmouth’s most skilled neoclassical contractor. Jonathan Folsom;s (1785-1825) home stood at Richards Ave and Middle Street. Folsom also built the navy yard’s enormous Alabama Shiphouse, the granite sea wall at the Isles of Shoals and the weighty Unitarian Church before dying of over overexertion.

 

 

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Jonathan Folsom 1813 brick house in Portsmouth, NH  (c) Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

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Sinclair House, Portsmouth, NH / SeacoastNH.com

The Sinclair House built by ale tycoon Frank Jones for his daughter,
later a hotel and now apartment house.

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