Watercolor

Appledore House, Isles of Shoals

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

VP170_Appledore_House_Isle_of_Shoals_1849_6in.jpg

Located on Appledore Island at the Isles of Shoals, the Appledore House was built in 1847 by Thomas Laighton and Levi Thaxter. It opened June 15, 1848. The Appledore became a busy resort, and in 1905 delegates in Portsmouth for the Russo-Japanese Peace Treaty discussions visited for a reception. The hotel was lost to a fire in 1914.

According to Celia Thaxter, in Celia Thaxter, Among the Isles of Shoals [Boston: J.R. Osgood and Company, 1873], as late as 1873, "Philip Babb, or some evil-minded descendant of his, haunted Appledore."

Inscription reads, "Appledore House, Shoals. 1849."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Appledore House, Isles of Shoals,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 23, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/705.

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Title

Appledore House, Isles of Shoals

Subject

Isles of Shoals (N.H.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

Located on Appledore Island at the Isles of Shoals, the Appledore House was built in 1847 by Thomas Laighton and Levi Thaxter. It opened June 15, 1848. The Appledore became a busy resort, and in 1905 delegates in Portsmouth for the Russo-Japanese Peace Treaty discussions visited for a reception. The hotel was lost to a fire in 1914.

According to Celia Thaxter, in Celia Thaxter, Among the Isles of Shoals [Boston: J.R. Osgood and Company, 1873], as late as 1873, "Philip Babb, or some evil-minded descendant of his, haunted Appledore."

Inscription reads, "Appledore House, Shoals. 1849."

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-AA1989.60.171

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Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901