Watercolor

North Mill

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

VP031_NorthMill_6in.jpg

"In 1764, Peter Livius, then residing on the Boyd estate, made proposals to the town to build a bridge across Islington Creek, on condition that the exclusive rights to dam the stream and use it for mill purposes should be secured to him. This was agreed to. The bridge was to be 20 feet wide, with a portion 30 feet long to be a 'lifting bridge' for the passage of vessels; the whole to be toll free. The North Mills were built at the same time, and called Livius’ Mills, which name they long retained. They have been recently taken down."

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

Inscription reads, "North Mill."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “North Mill,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed November 28, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/845.

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Title

North Mill

Subject

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

Description

"In 1764, Peter Livius, then residing on the Boyd estate, made proposals to the town to build a bridge across Islington Creek, on condition that the exclusive rights to dam the stream and use it for mill purposes should be secured to him. This was agreed to. The bridge was to be 20 feet wide, with a portion 30 feet long to be a 'lifting bridge' for the passage of vessels; the whole to be toll free. The North Mills were built at the same time, and called Livius’ Mills, which name they long retained. They have been recently taken down."

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

Inscription reads, "North Mill."

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-AA1989.60.31

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901