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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #201

Walls can talk, but few of us speak their language. Architectural historians interpret clues left by joists, joints, lathes, plaster, saw cuts and timber frames – and tell amazing stories. Researchers discovered, for example, that this nondescript Puddle Dock apartment house (top) was among the oldest surviving structures in town.
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HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekl

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When restored with its gabled roof (bottom), the 1695-era Sherburne House became one of the best-loved attractions in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. (Photos by Douglas Armsden)

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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 

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