Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s icon is vintage and elegant and something you will see other versions of throughout New England. You’ll find it perched on top of the North Church of Portsmouth. The roots of the church date back to 1671 and the present structure was built in 1855.
Dotting the landscapes of New England you will see white church steeples throughout the region. The spires are simple in form and most often made of wood. They are in a sense the obelisks or minarets of Christianity.
In recent years some churches are allowing cellular antennae to be hidden inside steeples to bring in income. Not a bad idea considering how expensive they are to restore. A recent renovation of the North Church Steeple cost $1 million.