Last Brothel on Water Street
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Water Street Brothel, Portsmouth, NHStrawbery Banke Presents

Here is a rare view of Water Street, now Marcy, around 1937. "The Home" saloon stood opposite the entrance to Court Street. Painted signs advertise Frank Jones Cream Ale, a laundry, billiard room and bottled goods. But locally, the building was said to be the last of a dozen houses of ill repute. The two men are surveying the land that became the ever popular Prescott Park.


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Water STreet around 1937 / Strawbery Banke Museum

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