Congress Street in 1870
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Portsmouth’s main street never looked better than it did around 1870. For a while the colonial, post-Revolutionary and Victorian structures came together in Harmony. Dramatic shade trees, small downtown hotels, grand residences and shopkeepers living above their own stores made for a neighborly city. (click for full image)

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Portsmouth downtown in 1870 (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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