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Portsmouth South Ward Steeple

South Ward Steeple, POrtsmouth/ Strawbery BankeStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #152

Built on the site of the 1731 South Meeting House church, the 1866 "Third Ward Hall" was both school and public function hall. Black citizens celebrated Emancipation Day here in 1882. It was restored in the 1960s when a benefactor, noticed that the clock in the tower had stopped. It served as the Children’s Museum from 1983 to 2008. (SEE two bonus photos)

 

 

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South Ward Meetinghouse, Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum archives

 Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
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BONUS PHOTOS
Steepls of South Ward Meetinghouse repair in 1960s
from Strawbery Banke Archive

Steeple repair at South Ward Meetinghouse, POrtsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum on SeacoastNH.com

Former Portsmouth Children's Museum steeple repair in 1960s (c) Strawbery Banke Museum Archive on SeacoastNH.com

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