First Amendment Sculpture
601 Court Street •
On the steps of the Portsmouth Public Library you will see the First Amendment Sculpture. This unusual sculpture celebrates our most valuables rights, religion, speech, press, and assembly. Using the desk of our beloved journalist Ida Kay Jordan as a model, Sue Landerman, who designed and built the sculpture, positioned the typewriter as a symbol of freedom of the press. This sculpture was commissioned by Support Portsmouth Public Art with a matching grant from the Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission.