Members of the North Church built the home in 1725 for their new minister, the Reverend Jabez Fitch. Rev. Fitch graduated from Harvard College in 1694 and became minister of the North Church in 1724. He was a well-educated man who published four sermons while living in Portsmouth. He also wrote a history of New Hampshire that he never published.
Rev. Fitch preached at the North Church and lived in this home until his death on November 22, 1746.
Other than the new doorway facing High Street, the house exterior is virtually unchanged.