Urban Renewal Takes a Bite
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Written by Strawbery Banke Archive

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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #192

The final urban renewal of Puddle Dock in the summer of 1963 received almost no coverage in the daily newspapers. A rare candid image shows demolition at the junction of Atkinson Street and Newton Avenue. (Continued below)

 

 

 

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The two-family tenement was built around 1905 on newly-made land created by filling in the Puddle Dock tidal inlet. The museum preserved roughly three dozen buildings, but only those built before the early 1800s. (SBM Collection)

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum Collection

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