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|About||The long anticipated renovation of the Frank Jones Brew Yard will be completed in Fall of 2017. The two buildings, called the Brew House and the 1884 House, are located on Brewery Lane in the West End of Portsmouth. Together they will have 68 apartments,|
Mixed use community of commercial and residential leasing.
Size & Price Range for 68 Units of Frank Jones Residences
Studio | 475 – 744 SqFt | $1,095 - $1, 775 per month
1 Bedroom | 527 – 1,196 SqFt | $1,195 - $2,850 per month
2 Bedroom | 867 – 1,196 SqFt | $2,050 - $2,795 per month
Check out the gallery for a rendering of what the finished building will look like, and for “before” pictures taken by Jon Washburn of Forgotten Beauty Photography.
THE HISTORY (shared from NHmagazine.com)
"You've probably never heard of Frank Jones, but he was brewing beer in Portsmouth (and making piles of money at it) way before it was the cool thing to do. Way, way, way before, that is.
For Jones, beer was the path to success and the American Dream in the late 1800s. Jones, the fifth of seven children, moved out of his family's home in Barrington at the age of 16 in 1848. Settling in Portsmouth with just about nothing to his name, Jones apprenticed at his brother's stove store - by 1854 he took it over entirely. The stove store was just the first acquisition in what would become an incredibly long list of businesses and occupations that included a shoe store, a button factory, wool factory, publishing company, director of various banks, mills and even a steamship company. But it was the Frank Jones Brewing Company that made all his later pursuits possible.
in 1858 Jones partnered with the man who originally started the brewery - John Swindell. Within a few months Jones bought him out, eventually owning all of the property, the business and even Swindell's ale recipe. He renamed it the Frank Jones Brewing Company and quickly set out to modernize and grow the brewery.
The Frank Jones Brewing Company may be long gone, but you can still get a taste of his famous ale at the Frank Jones Restaurant and Pub in his hometown of Barrington.
The Frank Jones Brewing Company was, in its time, almost unparalleled. By 1882, it was the largest ale producer in the country, brewing 150,000 bar