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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880

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This is a color platinum photograph of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland.

Peleg Wadsworth, a Revolutionary War veteran, built the house on land he purchased in 1784 on what was then Back Street. He built the brick home in 1785-1786. Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth raised their 10 children in the house. Their daughter Zilpha married Stephen Longfellow in 1804 and they lived in the house. Their son, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, grew up there.

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  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Lamson Studio
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2113, Box 1/8
  • 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

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