Attractions List of Famous Portsmouth Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Portsmouth skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Portsmouth architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Portsmouth are included on this list. Information about these Portsmouth buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Portsmouth and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing has a variety of buildings, like Wentworth-Gardner House and John Paul Jones House, in it.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Portsmouth?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Portsmouth. Famous architectural houses within the city of Portsmouth are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Borden Farm

Borden Farm is a historic farm at 2951 and 2967 East Main Road in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are five historically significant buildings on the 6.2 acres that remain of a farm that was once about 44 acres. The property has been owned by descendants of the Borden family since the early 1700s. The main house is a c. 1865 Second Empire structure built by William Borden; there is also an English barn dating to about 1890, along with a workshop, granary, and wellhouse all dating to about 1900. The farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1865

Style: Second Empire

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Central Library, Portsmouth Polytechnic

See AJ 4 April, 1979, P 687 - Full Review ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Portsmouth, Southern England, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, South East England, + more

Opened: Jan 01 1979

Architect: Paul Koralek, Jonathan Watson

Architecture Firm: Ahrends Burton and Koralek

Created By: Paul Koralek, Jonathan Watson

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Farnham Farm

The Farnham Farm is historic farm at 113 Mount Pleasant Avenue on Prudence Island in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The farm was started by the Dennis family after the original farms on Prudence Island were burned and destroyed by the British during the American Revolution around the time of the Battle of Rhode Island. The farm contains several extant structures including a house, barn, milk house, fields, garden, woodland, orchard, and stone walls. The Dennis family sold the house to the Farnhams in 1867. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The farm is now owned by the Prudence Conservancy, a local preservation organization. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1805

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Fort Nelson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter House

Fort Nelson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter House is a historic Daughters of the American Revolution clubhouse located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It was built in 1935, and is a 1 1/2-story, Colonial Revival style frame building. The building appears much like a 20th-century adaptation of a wood-frame Tidewater House. It features a central entrance sheltered by a Classical overhang supported by scrolled brackets. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Style: Colonial Revival architecture