Strawbery Banke is one of the most interesting parts of Portsmouth to visit. The restored houses are fascinating, particularly in places where they’ve left some of the walls open to see the layers, and how they used to insulate, etc. The old school carpentry blows the mind, when you think about the old craftsmanship that used to go into building a house before the days of home depot and mass production. This pic gives a flavor of the old south end village as it used to sit on the land…the grassy area used to be water.
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