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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.
About This Item
- 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: 13 cm x 19 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2113, W-L House Ext Photo Draw & Reproductions
- Collection: Wadsworth-Longfellow House image collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
- Maine Historical Society
- Pierce, Anne Longfellow, 1810-1901--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
- Stores, Retail--Maine--Portland
- Wadsworth, Peleg, 1748-1829--Homes and haunts--Maine--Portland
- Wadsworth-Longfellow House (Portland, Me.)--History--Photographs
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