Watercolor

Wentworth-Gardner House

Mid to late 19th century / Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

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"Built by the Wentworth family, date unknown. At the time of the Revolution two brothers lived here, named Nichols, one of whom was the father of Rev. Dr. Nichols of Portland, who was born here. In 1792 it was purchased of them Major William Gardiner. Major Gardiner was born in 1751, and was an eminent patriot, and Commissary for the Revolutionary army, in which office he lost nearly all his property. He died here in 1833.

"The house is beautifully finished in the inside. The splendid linden tree in front is 170 years old, and measures 12 feet in circumference 10 feet from the ground.

"It was Maj. Gardiner who built the house where the arch was. The room over the arch was occupied by him after the war as U.S. loan officer."

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster.

Inscription reads, "Gardner House, Gardner st."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Wentworth-Gardner House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 22, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/867.

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Title

Wentworth-Gardner House

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"Built by the Wentworth family, date unknown. At the time of the Revolution two brothers lived here, named Nichols, one of whom was the father of Rev. Dr. Nichols of Portland, who was born here. In 1792 it was purchased of them Major William Gardiner. Major Gardiner was born in 1751, and was an eminent patriot, and Commissary for the Revolutionary army, in which office he lost nearly all his property. He died here in 1833.

"The house is beautifully finished in the inside. The splendid linden tree in front is 170 years old, and measures 12 feet in circumference 10 feet from the ground.

"It was Maj. Gardiner who built the house where the arch was. The room over the arch was occupied by him after the war as U.S. loan officer."

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster.

Inscription reads, "Gardner House, Gardner st."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.8

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901