Frank Jones, Portsmouth’s Brewery Magnate

After picking up some much needed groceries tonight, I decided to drive through the old brewery campus that, as this building states, was built by Frank Jones in 1884.  Mr. Jones built and owned some pretty serious real estate in Portsmouth during his time spent in the region.  The taller buildings within the campus located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH remain largely vacant in 2009.  Some of the shorter brick buildings have been renovated and tenanted by local businesses including an athletic club and a bar.

Would love to see the older buildings utilized in some fashion, I have to imagine that if enough money were thrown around, the buildings might make some pretty sweet (large) loft spaces.

Full size here:  FLICKR

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