Wadsworth-Longfellow house well, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by Longfellow Garden Club


The well outside the Wadsworth-Longfellow house in Portland was no longer used when this lantern slide was created in about 1935.

Peleg Wadsworth built the house in 1783 and his granddaughter Anne Longfellow Pierce had running water installed in the kitchen in 1894, seven years before her death.

She donated the house and grounds to the Maine Historical Society so the house could be used as a museum memorializing her brother, the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and the society could build its headquarters on the grounds.

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  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow house well, Portland, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Local Code: Coll. 1936, slide #107
  • 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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