Watercolor

Pickering Farm

Mid to late 19th Century / Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

VP046_PickeringFarmHouse_6in.jpg

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"Built about 1780 by Edward Hart. At the time it was built, the tide from the North Pond flowed as far as this spot, showing how nearly enclosed by the sea Portsmouth originally was.

Mr. Hart was, at this time, the only baker in Portsmouth, and the livery stable adjoining the house was built for his bake-house. The hot bread was at first carried round to customers on a horse’s back, in panniers, but this was found to be injurious to the horse, and a cart was substituted.

The house afterward passed into the hands of Judge John Pickering, a direct descendant of John Pickering 1st, and the immediate ancestor of many of our Portsmouth families."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Pickering Farm,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed May 21, 2019, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/830.

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Title

Pickering Farm

Description

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"Built about 1780 by Edward Hart. At the time it was built, the tide from the North Pond flowed as far as this spot, showing how nearly enclosed by the sea Portsmouth originally was.

Mr. Hart was, at this time, the only baker in Portsmouth, and the livery stable adjoining the house was built for his bake-house. The hot bread was at first carried round to customers on a horse’s back, in panniers, but this was found to be injurious to the horse, and a cart was substituted.

The house afterward passed into the hands of Judge John Pickering, a direct descendant of John Pickering 1st, and the immediate ancestor of many of our Portsmouth families."

Creator

Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

Source

Portsmouth Public Library, Art and Artifact Collection

Date

Mid to late 19th Century

Contributor

Special Collections, Portsmouth Public Library

Format

JPG, derived from TFF

Type

Watercolor

Identifier

Views of Portsmouth 46

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Pickering Farm House, Peverly Road, burnt 1878

PPL Accession #

1989.60.46

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901