Wentworth-Gardner, restored door head

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1915

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House

GUSN

GUSN-195387

Browse Collection

Description

This exterior view shows the front door of the Georgian-style Wentworth-Gardner House on Mechanic Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire after the Wallace Nutting restoration. The paneled door is surmounted by a broken scrolled pediment. 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

broken pediments
doorways
panel doors
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
exterior views
scrolled pediments
dwellings
door heads
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000522
AccessID 729
Other identifier HNEDID-000522
Nutting studio number 3961

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC039

Collection Name

Wallace Nutting photographic collection, 1910s-1930s

Date of Acquisition

1939-05-15

Reference Code

PC039.USNH.03.046

Acquisition Type

Museum Purchase

Date Notes

Date listed as 1915 in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 39.

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941 (photographer)

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

Accruals Note

New Nutting studio number 3961 appears on the verso of the photograph and in Richard M. Candee. Wallace Nutting's Portsmouth, 39.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Nutting Collection: New Hampshire: Portsmouth: Wentworth Gardner House