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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-195429

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shutters (opening components)
picket fences
houses
Georgian (British Renaissance-Baroque style)
exterior views
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000554
AccessID 773
Other identifier HNEDID-000554

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.088

Date Notes

1880s-1910s

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Davis Bros. (photographer)
Davis, Charles, 1835 or 6-1911 (Photographer)
Davis, Lewis Gilman, 1833-1909 (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941
Wentworth, Elizabeth Rindge
Wentworth, Thomas, 1740-1768
Gardner, William, 1751-1834

Subjects

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

Description Level

Item