1 & 2. Market Square and
52. South Church
53. State Street
54. Abraham Shaw House
55. Rockingham Hotel 56. Haymarket Square
57. John Peirce Mansion
58. Rundlet-May House 59. Langley Boardman House
60. John Paul Jones
House 61. Portsmouth Library
62. Islington Street
63. North Cemetery
64. Richard Jackson
House 65. Congress Street
67. Kearsarge House
68. The Music Hall 69. Franklin Block
70. National Block
71. Faye Block
The Rockingham Hotel on State Street was once owned by Frank Jones, Portsmouth's 19th-century millionaire entrepreneur and celebrated alemaker. After Jones' 1884 renovations, the hotel was described as "the most elegant and superbly furnished establishment ... outside of Boston." It remained a business until 1973 when it was converted to condominiums.
Note the lions, which Jones adopted as his personal symbol; the terra cotta sculptures of the Four Seasons of Man; and the two portraits busts depicting Frank Jones and Woodbury Langdon, who once owned a mansion on the site.
Out State Street to Middle Street: Rundlet-May House
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