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

PC001.03.01.TMP.088 (RS554)

Description

An exterior view from across Mechanic Street of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House in Posrtsmouth, New Hampshire before the restoration of Wallace Nutting. A picket fence surrounds the property. The shutters of the first floor windows are open while those of the second floor are closed. Curving braces support the pediment above the front door, the stairs to which has railings. Two boats lie in the yard of the house across the street. 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.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1880s-1910s
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000554
AccessID: 773
Other identifier: HNEDID-000554
GUSN
195429
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.088

Record details

Originator
Davis Bros. (photographer)
Davis, Charles, 1835 or 6-1911 (Photographer)
Davis, Lewis Gilman, 1833-1909 (Photographer)
Other People
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
dwellings
exterior views
houses
picket fences
shutters (opening components)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Gardner Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Places
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Places (Buildings)
Wentworth-Gardner House (Portsmouth, N.H.)

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