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Exterior view of the Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth, N.H.

PC001.02.01.USNH.1380.0520.001 (RS519)

Description

An exterior view from across Mechanic Street of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Second Empire-style entry porch is supported by Corinthian columns and is surmounted by a balustrade. The front louver doors are closed. A two-seat swing set stands next to the front door. In the yard to the right of the house, there is a clothes drying stand. A boat lies bottom up in the yard. Several other houses along Mechanic Street can be seen. 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.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
ca. 1915
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000519
AccessID: 726
Other identifier: HNEDID-000519
GUSN
195384
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USNH.1380.0520.001

Record details

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)
Second Empire
dwellings
exterior views
houses
porticoes
swings
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.)
Location Note
Geo.: Large: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

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