Birthplace of Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1909

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Birthplace of Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1909

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Located on 161 Fore Street, the birthplace of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was once considered a "historically important, handsome though modest Federal structure with fanlight and interesting fenestration."

The three-story house was built in 1800 with standard modular bricks, a granite foundation, and gray shingles on the roof. It was destroyed in 1955 for a nearby business expansion.

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  • Title: Birthplace of Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1909
  • Creator: The Dexter Press
  • Creation Date: circa 1909
  • Subject Date: circa 1909
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Local Code: P79
  • Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Portland Landmarks
93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797

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