Watercolor

Jackson House, front

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

VP020_JacksonHouseFront_6in.jpg

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

"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."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Jackson House, front,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 19, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/856.

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Title

Jackson House, front

Description

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

"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."

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 20

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Jackson House, 1664. Christian Shore

PPL Accession #

1989.60.20

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901