Wall construction, Longfellow Garden, Portland, 1934

Contributed by Longfellow Garden Club


In 1924, the Longfellow Garden Club began restoring and maintaining the gardens surrounding the Wadsworth-Longfellow house on Congress Street in Portland.

In 1934, they had a lattice wall, backed with heavy wire, put up on the west (Brown Street) side of the property to screen the house from nearby tenements. The group planted wisteria along the lattice.

Anne Longfellow Pierce left the house to the Maine Historical Society when she died in 1901. It had been the home of her grandparents, Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth, and her parents, Stephen and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow.

It became a historic house museum, with the Maine Historical Society headquarters built on the site.

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  • Title: Wall construction, Longfellow Garden, Portland, 1934
  • Creation Date: circa 1934
  • Subject Date: circa 1934
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Local Code: Coll. 1936, Box 20 #43
  • 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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