Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion

Also known as: Benning Wentworth Mansion, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site
375 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Description 

This rambling, 40-room clapboard house was the home and official headquarters of Royal Governor Benning Wentworth from 1753 until his death in 1770. Constructed in three stages (ca. 1695, 1730, and 1750), the house provides an interesting development of colonial architectural styles. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000011
NR name
Wentworth--Coolidge Mansion
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1695; 1730; 1750
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2015: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett