North Church

North Church

The North Church on Market Square in Portsmouth, NH was built in 1855 at a cost of $30,000. A new clock was installed in 1856 and a new organ in 1890. More recent renovation took place in 1978 and the steeple was replaced after it was destroyed by a windstorm in 2006.

George Whitefield preached his last indoor sermon here on September 28, 1770, just two days before he died in Newburyport, MA, where he is buried.

The church has had a building on the present site since 1712.

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Fort Foster & Wood Island

Fort Foster & Wood Island

The Wood Island Lifesaving Station sits just off Fort Foster. It has fallen into serious disrepair and it’s future is uncertain. A local group has been formed to save this historic building. Check out their website by clicking on the link below.

 

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is a reproduction of an 1830’s era village. I’m amazed that I grew up in New England, am over 60 and this is the first time I’ve gone there. Lots to see and do there. Working farms, blacksmith shop, pottery shop and kiln, cobbler, pubs, stagecoach, live farm animals and people in costume and in character are some of them.

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Antique Houses

Antique Houses

We saw this fine antique house in Abbottstown, PA on our way from Gettysburg to the Strasburg Railroad. I couldn’t resist stopping and taking a few pictures of it on our way back. There was a “For Sale” sign on it, so I looked it up online. It’s over 3200 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 2 baths. My wife and I were thinking it would be a great little pub or bed and breakfast.

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Brave Boat Harbor Farm

Brave Boat Harbor Farm

Brave Boat Harbor Farm sits at the north side of the entrance to Brave Boat Harbor in York, Maine. It is a beautiful estate with a grand stone main house, horse barn & paddock, this stone cabin and gardens with interesting pieces of art sprinkled about them.

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