John Paul Jones House
A National Historic Landmark. Captain John Paul Jones lived here
while supervising the outfitting of The Ranger (1777) and America
(1781) for the Continental Navy.
Godfrey Purcel's widow boarded John Paul Jones in this building,
built in 1761, while his ships Ranger (1777) and America (1781) were
outfitted at the Langdon yards. Often featured in Sears paint
commercials, the building has been home to the Portsmouth Historical
Society since 1922.
Photo 73, Sept 2011