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Exterior view, Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth, N.H., before Nutting restoration

PC001.03.01.TMP.090 (RS556)

Description

An exterior view from the intersection of Mechanic Street and Gardner 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 stairs leading to the front door has railings. The Second Empire-style entry porch is supported by Corinthian columns and is surmounted by a balustrade. The front louver doors are closed. Only the center window of the second floor has a shutter, which is closed. Curving braces support the pediment above the side door. A sign reading "Gardner Street" is attached the quoins on the left side of the house. 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: 000556
AccessID: 775
Other identifier: HNEDID-000556
GUSN
195431
Reference Code
PC001.03.01.TMP.090

Record details

Originator
Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (photographer)
Other People
Gardner, William, 1751-1834
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Descriptive Terms
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Second Empire
dwellings
exterior views
houses
louver doors
porticoes
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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