Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Historical Christmas Doors of Portsmouth, NH

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.


























































7 comments:

Desde mi ventana said...

I like your post about doors.I just discovered your blog and is really interesting and very nice fourniture

Geetings

DMV

Windlost said...

Oh, I am absurdly jealous of you. I live in a painfully ugly city and long to escape to a proper old east coast town for the rest of my life, one with old character homes and buckets of class...

You torture me. But lovely choices. Thank you!

xo Terri

The Stylish House said...

J,
Thanks for sharing these beautiful historical doors. I have deep roots in New England, and have always loved its traditional architecture.
Cathy

Cote de Texas said...

truly amazing to live with such gorgeous history! we dont' have that in Houston!!
thank you so much for your comment tonight. Merry Merry!!!
Joni

Angela said...

This is a great post! I can see that you have put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often. You can also drop by our website. It's mainly about affordable seo services . You might know someone who might be interested. =)

Windlost said...

Hi Alex, thanks for your sweet comments on our house. And that New England offer - well, we will strive to take you up on it some day!! Now when does your lobster season open? haha. We do plan a trip some day to see the Fall colours. I spent a lot of time in NH as a child and loved every minute of it. In my next life, I intend to be a New Englander. : )

Have the happiest of holidays and a big hug from Canada Terri xo

Karena said...

I adore unique doors and windows! I especially love the one with the aubergine/purple door.