Stairway to Heaven in Peirce Mansion
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Stairway, railing and settee/ SeacoastNH.comStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #146

The elegant circular staircase of the John Peirce Mansion (1799) on Court Street survives. But the curved settee built to fit the niche at the bottom of the stairs is in the Winterthur Museum. Now owned by the Middle Street Baptist Church, the Peirce Mansion was moved back from the road and adapted for church use half a century ago.


 

 

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Peirce Mansion, Portsmouth, NH/ Strawbery Banke Museum

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Detail of old Victorian era  lamp and bulb/ SeacoastNH.com

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