Progress Obliterates Vaughan St
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Strolling on Vaughan Street in 1900 on (c) Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

Portsmouth’s pedestrian Vaughan Mall looks nothing like it did in 1900. The towering Joseph Brewster, Jr. House at the corner of Hanover St was torn down in 1904 to create a telephone exchange. Margeson’s Furniture now sits at what was the front yard of the Brewster house. Nothing seen here survived urban renewal.


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Joseph Brewster Jr House, Portsmouth, NH / (c) STrawbery Banke Archive

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Vuaghan Street at intersection of Hanover Street in 1900, Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

Roof and FOurth floor attic of Joseph Brewster Jr. House in Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Archive