Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jabez Fitch House

A great place to walk amongst historic homes, The Hill is a small office park bordered by High and Deer Streets. The Fitch House is located at 406 The Hill, adjacent to High Street.

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.

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