30 Maplewood was an unassuming building. One that had always been there, but went overlooked for its simplicity, benign nature, and the fact that it was heavily shroud in maple trees. Since the 1970s this two-story brick building in the heart of Portsmouth had housed the State’s Health and Human Services offices. When it became available, our client saw an opportunity to refurbish the structure and reactivate this prominent stretch of the street.
Maplewood Avenue is a gateway into the downtown and part of an area newly coined the North End. Construction in this area had been underway for several years and this renovation would only contribute to the new identity of this part of the city.