Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1890

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1890

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The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the smaller brick building at right, was the first brick house in Portland.

Peleg Wadsworth (1748-1829) had it built in 1786 with bricks from Philadelphia. It also was the childhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) and later became the first historic house museum in Maine.

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About This Item

  • Title: Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Collection: Portland Harbor Museum, Angell Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316

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