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Detail of front door, Gardner House, Portsmouth

PC039.USNH.03.008 (RS517)

Description

This exterior view shows the front door and entry porch of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire before the Wallace Nutting restoration. 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, "Wallace Nutting, Colonial Chain, Wentworth-Gardner House", stands in front of the house. Corinthian columns support an entablature crowned with a balustrade. The panel door is surmounted by four lights in the transom.

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Details

Collection Name
Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s
Collection Code
PC039
Dates
1914
Date Notes
Date listed as 1914 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 38.
Acquisition Type
Museum Purchase
Date of Acquisition
1915-01-12
Physical Description
1 photographic print : black-and-white ; 10 x 8 inches
Dimensions
10x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000517
AccessID: 724
Other identifier: HNEDID-000517
Nutting studio number: 1575
GUSN
195382
Reference Code
PC039.USNH.03.008

Record details

Originator
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)
dwellings
entrances
exterior views
front (positional attribute)
houses
panel doors
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Notes
New Nutting studio number listed as 1575 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 50.
Location Note
Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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