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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)

18 Congress

18 Congress Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
1. 18 Congress Marker
Inscription.  On this site were leased lots provided by the North Church Parish dating from 1709. One such parcel was the home of Hunking Wentworth, Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety and zealous patriot on behalf of the American Revolution. The site was also the continuous location of commercial establishments, including the Colonial Theatre, until a fire in 1960 caused the removal of most of the buildings.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1709.
Location. 43° 4.605′ N, 70° 45.508′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Negro Pews (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original New Hampshire State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nation's Oldest Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Treaty of Portsmouth 1905
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(about 300 feet away); The South Church (about 500 feet away); Joseph & Nancy (Cotton) and their children, Eleazor & James (about 500 feet away); Ceilia Layton Thaxter (about 500 feet away); Site of "Negro Burying Ground" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
18 Congress Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, August 15, 2014
2. 18 Congress Street
Now retail stores.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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