Sail Maker John Holbrook
  • Print
Written by Strawbery Banke Archive

19th century Sail Makers / SeacoastNH.com
Strawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #114

This 1830s gambrel-roofed sailmaking shop stood directly across from the Moffatt-Ladd House on Market Street until 1884. John R. Holbrook made sails, awnings, tents and canvas bags. After Holbook the building was used by a shoemaker and a carpenter. The downstairs shop on Ceres Street housed George Fernald’s boat shop, then a gas station. Today it is a vacant lot.

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Sail Maker shop of John Holbrook roughly 1884 in Portsmouth, NH  (c) Strawbery Banke Archive

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

BONUS CLOSE-UP OF SIGN

Sign 1994 on Market Street, Portsmouth, NH / SeacoastNH.com