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NH State House

The last surviving piece of the Portsmouth state house around 1935, moved from Market Square 100 years earlier. It was moved to Strawbery Banke Museum in 1969 and dismantled and moved to Concord, NH in 1990. Photo courtesy Portsmouth Athenaeum by Arthur Harriman.

NH State House Drawing

Artist's conception of the state house as it stood in the middle of what is now Market Square.

NH State House

Drawing showing the "lost" two-thirds of the building and the surviving end piece.

NH State House

The surviving third of the state house after many renovations was moved to Strawbery Banke in 1969 and put on blocks before being dismantled and stored in Concord.

Illustrations by Salmon Falls Associates from report by Adams & Roy Consultants, Inc. to NH Division of Historical Resources, 1988

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