I feel very lucky to live in the fabulous city of Portsmouth, NH. This charming seacoast town was settled in 1630 and by 1679 was the colonial capitol.... later, Paul Reeve road here warning the British were coming. Needless to say, we have some excellent examples of early American architecture and most of it is found in the South End around the Strawberry Banke side of town where I live. Note the wonderful bulls-eye glass around some of the doors and the different architectural elements. Many of these homes are from the mid 1700's and up.