Portsmouth Cottage Hospital
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View down Court Street from Aldrich House toward current day Strawbery Banke offices / Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

If this looks like the Thomas Bailey Aldrich House on Court Street, it is. Aldrich lived here as a boy. His Portsmouth-era inspired "The Story of a Bad Boy", the 1869 novel. The house briefly served as the city’s "cottage hospital". In 1895 the city moved into a new hospital on Junkins Avenue. Eight years after this 1900 photo, the house became the Aldrich Memorial, now part of Strawbery Banke.


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Portsmouth, NH first hospital on COurt Street, after cloing in 1900 /Straswbery Bake musuem

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