The Portsmouth Athenaeum

The Portsmouth Athenaeum building located downtown in Market Square is one of my favorite buildings in town, very distinctive with its rising and falling roofline and the cool things on either side of the front door, which I think are from a ship (but I’m not sure of their historical context/significance).

It’s on top of this building that the floodlight shines to illuminate the North Church, and also hosts a webcam for Foster’s Daily Democrat (click here for live shot).