10 Pleasant Street

 

Located in the very heart of downtown Portsmouth next to the historic North Church, this site was originally occupied by a three-story wood-framed building which was destroyed by fire. The lot was purchased in 1997 and construction of the existing four-story structure was completed in 1998.  Blending seamlessly with its historic neighbors, and designed to honor and compliment the dominance and importance of the North Church, this brick building features steeply pitched roofs, symmetrical dormers, granite details and extensive modern glass. This 17,000 square foot building is currently leased to Club Boutique and City Shoes (a local boutique for women), Stonewall Kitchen, Tripleseat Software, IPT Healthcare and Ford, McDonald, McPartlin & Borden, PA.   10 Pleasant received a People’s Choice Award from the Portsmouth Advocates shortly following its opening and remains a fine example of how historic preservation efforts can continue to enhance the city's unique historic character.