Wadsworth-Longfellow House

487 Congress St., Portland, Maine

Photos 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Allen L. Hubbard, Photographer April 27, 1936 SOUTH ELEVATION (front)

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

From 1807 to 1822, when he entered Bowdoin College, this was the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow, poet. Longfellow composed several of his best-known poems in this house, which he continued to regard it as his home until his second marriage in 1843. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 29, 1962

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000090
Area of significance
Literature
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1807; 1822; 1843

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2015: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • September 18, 2013: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett

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