Doors of Portsmouth Postcards
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HISTORIC TOURS

You’ve seen the poster. Here are the early colorized postcards from the Colonial Revival period that started it all. We got our hands on a set of eight Portsmouth doorways and here are the large images for your study and enjoyment. Click for full-sized images.

 

 

 

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Let’s get right to the pictures. This collection includes eight doorway postcards from Portsmouth, NH published here at full size. We’ve added portions of the descriptions from the back of each card where the information is considered accurate today.
MORE DOORS from painter Harry Harlow 

For more on Portsmouth architecture see Building Portsmouth.

Lyman House shows the severe simple lines of the Colonial period. The door, window frames and graceful pillars are typical of those days.

Lyman House shows the severe simple lines of the Colonial period.
The door, window frames and graceful pillars are typical of those days.

Warner House finished in 1723 was scarcely surpassed by any private home in New England. The bricks for the walls are 18 inches thick.

Warner House finished in 1723 was scarcely surpassed by any private
home in New England. The bricks for the walls are 18 inches thick.

Portsmouth Athenaeum building was first erected in 1803. The canons on either side of the doorway were taken from the British at the Battle of Lake Erie by Commodore Perry in 1813.

Portsmouth Athenaeum building was first erected in 1803.
The canons on either side of the doorway were taken from the British
at the Battle of Lake Erie by Commodore Perry in 1813.

Sherburne House built in 1725 in the much admired colonial style.

Sherburne House built in 1725 in the much admired colonial style.

CONTINUE tour of PORTSMOUTH DOORWAYS



PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire Houses (continued)

Samuel Larkin House occupied from 1815, Larkin was assiciated with Portsmouth privateers in the War of 1812.

Samuel Larkin House occupied from 1815,
Larkin was assiciated with Portsmouth privateers in the War of 1812.

Rice House shows graceful lines popular in Colonial days.

Rice House shows graceful lines popular in Colonial days.

Abram Wendell doorway

Abram Wendell doorway

Haven doorway with unassuming lines and iron fence.

Haven doorway with unassuming lines and iron fence.