Skip to content

Search Collections

Wentworth-Gardner House exterior

PC032.TMP.001 (RS512)


A black-and-white print of this Wallace Nutting photograph of a front exterior view of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after the restoration by Nutting. The front door is surmounted by a broken scroll pediment with a pineapple finial, a symbol of prosperity and hospitality, on the center block pedestal. A low stone wall surrounds the property. Mrs. Elizabeth Rindge Wentworth built the house in 1760 as a wedding gift for her son Thomas, who died in 1768. In 1793, Major William Gardner bought the house and lived there until he died in 1833. In 1915, Wallace Nutting purchased the house, restored the building, and added it as one of the five sites in his for-profit enterprise, the Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses. A sign, "1766, Wallace Nutting, Colonial Chain, Wentworth-Gardner House", stands in front of the house.

You can find this within:


Collection Name
Norman Morrison Isham photographic collection
Collection Code
Date Notes
ca. 1915
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000512
AccessID: 719
Other identifier: HNEDID-000512
Reference Code

Record details

Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941 (photographer)
Other People
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Other Organizations
Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
exterior views
historic house museums (buildings)
pineapple (motif)
restoration (process)
scrolled pediments
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
Architectural photography
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Location Note
Isham Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House