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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195384

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

Descriptive Terms

porticoes
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
Second Empire
exterior views
swings
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000519
AccessID 726
Other identifier HNEDID-000519

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USNH.1380.0520.001

Date Notes

ca. 1915

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Gardner, William, 1751-1834

Other Organizations

Wallace Nutting Chain of Colonial Pictorial Houses

Subjects

Mechanic Street (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House