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Portsmouth Athenaeum / Strawbery Banke Archive
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While the surrounding buildings have been altered in the last century, you will scarcely see a change in the Portsmouth Athenaeum today from this 1905 rainy day photo. The building was already a century old then. It became a private library in 1823 – back before public libraries. It remains the meeting hub for those interested in Portsmouth history. To see the full photo and access the new Athenaeum web site, click above.


HISTORIC PHOTOSof the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Portsmouth Athenaeum circa 1905 / Strawbery Banke Museum

OUTSIDE LINK: Portsmouth Athenaeum official web site


Market Square 1905 sign / Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

Man in upstairs Window to left / Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

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