Longfellow Birthplace Monument - Portland, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 39.645 W 070° 14.895
19T E 399353 N 4834951
Quick Description: A monument that marks the site of the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is located on the northeast corner of Hancock and Fore Streets in Portland, ME.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2022 4:19:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM170V5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:

A bronze plaque attached to a boulder on Hancock and Fore Streets marks the site of the house where poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born. The plaque is inscribed:

ON THIS
SITE FROM 1784 TILL 1955
STOOD THE HOUSE IN WHICH
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
WAS BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1807
--
THIS BOULDER IS FROM THE HIRAM FARM OF
HIS GRANDFATHER GENERAL PELEG WADSWORTH
WHERE THE POET SPENT MANY HAPPY YOUTHFUL
DAYS
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THE INTERNATIONAL LONGFELLOW SOCIETY
1956

Address and /or location:
Northeast corner of Hancock and Fore Streets in Portland, ME.


Who put it there (Sponsor): International Longfellow Society

Date (Erected or Dediated): 1956

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