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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Portland, Maine
County of Cumberland.
487 Congress Street
National Register Number: 66000090
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
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.


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