Langdon, Gov. John, Mansion

143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Description 

Erected in 1784, this, one of the great Georgian houses of America, was the the residence of John Langdon (1741-18190, a leading figure in New Hampshire merchantile, military and political affairs for more than 40 years. Langdon served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and as the first President pro tem of the United States Senate. His house was built by local craftsmen who derived details from architectural guidebooks by British author Abraham Stone. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 2, 1974

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1974
Reference number
74000197
Architectural style
Georgian
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1784; 1819

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