Strawberry Banke Historic District

  • Address:
  • Vicinity: Bounded by Court and Marcy Sts and both sides of Hancock and Washington Sts
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1630/00/00 English settlers select a tidal inlet of the Piscataqua River as a safe harbor for their first settlement, they may have called their community "Strawberry Bank" for the profusion of wild berries they found near the river. Strawberry
1656/06/10 Elizabeth Sherburne Langdon Bride Elizabeth Sherburne, the daughter of Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, marries Tobias Langdon at the Old South Church (razed), Strawberry Bank.
1656/06/10 Tobias Langdon Sr Groom Elizabeth Sherburne, the daughter of Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, marries Tobias Langdon at the Old South Church (razed), Strawberry Bank.
1680/12/00 Richard Chamberlain (American Colonial) Work Richard Chamberlain arrives in Portsmouth with the task to write a new legal code for New Hampshire. After three days of deliberation, the counsel permits Chamberlain to undertake his duties as Secretary of the Province.
1686/11/17 Tobias Langdon Jr Groom Mary Hubbard of Salisbury, MA, sister of Phillip, marries Captian Tobias at Piscataqua, Strawberry Bank, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1695/00/00 Lt Gov John Wentworth Home John Wentworth's "Great House" (lost) is built in Portsmouth.
1696/07/24 Benning Wentworth Born Benning Wentworth is born (probably) at his father's "Great House" (demolished, site is the parking lot of Strawbery Banke Museum off Court St).
1827/00/00 Sarah Parker Rice Goodwin Bride, Home Sarah Parker Rice marries Ichabod Goodwin. Governor Goodwin Mansion was moved to Strawberry Banke in 1963.
1926/00/00 John Wentworth's "Great House" is demolished. Interiors are rebuilt at the Metropolitan Museum.
2012/09/07 Barack Obama President Accompanied by wife, Michelle,Vice President Joe Biden and the vice president's wife, Dr Jill Biden, President Obama makes a campaign speech at Strawbery Banke Museum. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, called the group the "fab four."


Aldrich House, Portsmouth
Joshua Wentworth House
Wentworth House Interiors

Data »

Particulars for Strawberry Banke Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Commerce
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Architectural Style Federal Style
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75000236
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian, Federal
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Commerce, Literature, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1650-1699, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1700-1749, 1850-1874, 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1925-1949
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Museum Single dwelling Specialty store

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