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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1760/00/00 Mark Hunking Wentworth Father of the Groom Wentworth House, a 2-12 story wood frame house, is built by Mark Hunking Wentworth as a wedding present for his son Thomas.
1916/00/00 Wallace Nutting Owner Minister and antiquarian, Wallace Nutting buys the Wentworth-Gardner House and begins restorations.
1919/02/11 Wallace Nutting Owner Wallace Nutting sells the Wentworth-Gardner House to the Met in NYC. Intending to use the interiors of the residence as a background for their notable collection of Colonial furniture, the Met decided instead to preserve the structure in situ.
1919/02/11 Met Board of Trustees Owner Wallace Nutting sells the Wentworth-Gardner House to the Met in NYC. Intending to use the interiors of the residence as a background for their notable collection of Colonial furniture, the Met decided instead to preserve the structure in situ.
1940/00/00 Cram and Ferguson Architect Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses are bought by a local Portsmouth committee and restored by the Boston architectural office of Cram and Ferguson.

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Particulars for Wentworth-Gardner House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Museum Type Historical Museum
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Private Event Wedding Venue



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 68000012
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1760
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum Single dwelling

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