Watercolor

Jackson House, rear

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

VP021_JacksonHouseRear_6in.jpg

"This is probably the oldest house in the city, and is an interesting relic of colonial architecture. It was built in 1664 by Richard Jackson, who owned land in the vicinity, amounting to 26 acres. It still belongs to the descendants of the original owner. The house fronts on the river, as all the oldest houses did, being built at a time when the river and the different creeks were the chief highways, the shore being covered with an almost continuous forest."

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

Inscription reads, "Back of Jackson House."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Jackson House, rear,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed July 14, 2020, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/855.

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Title

Jackson House, rear

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"This is probably the oldest house in the city, and is an interesting relic of colonial architecture. It was built in 1664 by Richard Jackson, who owned land in the vicinity, amounting to 26 acres. It still belongs to the descendants of the original owner. The house fronts on the river, as all the oldest houses did, being built at a time when the river and the different creeks were the chief highways, the shore being covered with an almost continuous forest."

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

Inscription reads, "Back of Jackson House."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.21

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901