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Portsmouth community members approached NRF about acquiring the Almy-Cory house after learning it was slated for demolition at its original location on East Main Road. This house is an excellent and scarce example of a rural, Federal style home built for an upper-middle class farmer.

Document research indicates it was built between 1797 and 1802. The center chimney, two story, five-room plan so popular from the mid-1700s through 1820, and the largely intact interior details, made this house worth saving as an exemplar of the Federal style. The house was disassembled and moved in 2004 and has undergone restoration and is now included in our unique tenant steward program.

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Photo of the house before restoration.

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