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Image of P07_51_02 - Harriman Photograph Collection

P07_51_02 - Harriman Photograph Collection

The Shortridge-Rice House on its original location, 25 Deer Street, Portsmouth, NH. The house was built about 1766 as the home of cabinetmaker Richard Shortridge. After his death in 1777, his widow and her new husband sold the house to brothers Samuel and Thomas Rice, who were both merchants. In 1972, the house was saved from demolition during the Vaughan Street Urban Renewal Project and moved to "The Hill." The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Historical accounts refer to this house as the Henry Sherburne House (Harriman called it the "Sherburne-Kennard House" in his manuscript); however, it appears that neither Henry Sherburne nor his son, Henry Sherbu