A View Down Congress Street

Here is another view of Congress Street from the High Street intersection.  As I’ve posted in the past, this building has replaced the former Eagle Photo Supply building and some older structures.  This building was finished back in 2006, and was one of the first major redevelopments of the downtown Portsmouth area…followed by the Portwalk Place project currently underway, and the Martingale Wharf building still under construction.  The building is now occupied by Popovers, River Run Books, Life Is Good, Helene M., Olde Port Properties, and I’m sure more that I’ve missed.

Below is a rendering of the project before it was started, as found on the Tangram 3DS website:

A Congress Street Evening | Market Square

Here’s a view of Market Square and Congress Street from in front of the “Popovers Building” and next to the North Church.  The new building at 6-16 Congress Street was built in the middle of the last decade, opening sometime around 2006/2007.  The building’s varied brick exterior certainly blends in with its surroundings, and has been a vibrant addition to the business offerings of Congress Street, including River Run Bookstore, Popovers on the Square, Olde Port Properties, Life is Good..etc. etc.  (As well as some residential condos).

I’ll feature more of the building itself in the future…but for today I wanted to share the brooding sky and the steeple with Breaking New Grounds looming in the distance.  I must admit though, I miss Eagle Photo being located in the very spot where Popovers sits…it would be so convenient to buy photo gear…oh well, at least the tables and chairs will soon be out and occupied in the warmer weather!

Be sure to click on the image to see this one in a larger size.