John Wentworth House Circa 1695
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Front door of Wentworth House, Portsmouth, NH / Strawbery Banke MuseumStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #93

Three royal governors, all Wentworths, ruled over 18th century NH. This stately Puddle Dock home belonged to John Wentworth, first of the family dynasty that ended with the American Revolution. Sadly, "antiques" dealer Charles Stewart paid $3,500 and deconstructed it in the 1920s. The Metropolitan Museum (NY) and Winterthur Museum (DE) purchased some of its fine woodworking.

 

 

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Lieut. Gov. John Wentworth House, Portsmouth, NH before 1920 / Strawbery Banke Museum

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

Read about all NINE Wentworth Houses 
See location of house (on right) at Puddle Dock

BONUS CLOSE-UP

Wentworth windows / Strawbery Banke Photo

Puddle Dock back yard before 1920 / Strawbery Banke Archive

View towards Puddle Dock from Wentworth House / Strawbery Banke Archive