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Wadsworth-Longfellow house and store, Portland, 1786

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Wadsworth-Longfellow house and store, Portland, 1786

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This photographic copy print shows the Wadsworth-Longfellow House as it appeared in 1786. Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) built this building in Portland to serve as his family's homestead and business.

His grandchildren, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and Anne Longfellow Pierce (1810-1901) lived here. The property is now owned by the Maine Historical Society.

This image appeared in a printed 1927 guide, "The Wadsworth-Longfellow House -- Longfellow's Old Home" written by Nathan Goold. The drawing is based on a sketch William Goold made in 1882.

Other Information


  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow house and store, Portland, 1786
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: 1786
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions (cm): 13 x 19
  • Local Code: Coll. 2113, W-L House Ext Photo Draw & Reproductions
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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