Jackson, Richard, House

Northwest St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built in 1664 by a shipbuilder, this fine example of the New England "saltbox" house is the oldest dwelling in New Hampshire. This little-altered structure has a heavy frame sheathed with vertical planks and covered with clapboards; the structural use of planks in place of wall framing members reflects New Hampshire's importance as a sawmilling center in the 1600s. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000009
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; New England Saltbox
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1750-1799
Significant years
1664; 1764

Sources