Wall construction, Longfellow Garden, Portland, ca. 1934

Contributed by Longfellow Garden Club

Description

During 1934, the Longfellow Garden Club had a wall put up to screen the tenements on Brown Street that abutted the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland.

The club was in charge of the garden area at the house, which Peleg Wadsworth built in 1785-86 and which was the childhood home of his grandson, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The poet's sister Anne Longfellow Pierce gave the house and grounds to the Maine Historical Society in 1901.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wall construction, Longfellow Garden, Portland, ca. 1934
  • Creation Date: circa 1934
  • Subject Date: circa 1934
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 10 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1936, Box 20 #45
  • Object Type: Image

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Longfellow Garden Club
c/o Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 433-0427

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