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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-195430

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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. 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. A two-story addition faces Gardner Street. In the yard of the house, there is a clothes drying stand. A low stone wall surrounds the property. 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

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

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000555
AccessID 774
Other identifier HNEDID-000555

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.03.01.TMP.089

Date Notes

1880s-1910s

Places

Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)

Record Details

Originator

Frank Cousins Art Co. (publisher)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

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