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Wentworth by the Sea
The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel

by J. Dennis Robinson


Wentworth by the Sea Once listed among the nation's most endangered historic properties, Wentworth by the Sea is back. Today New Hampshire's most famous seaside hotel is a touchstone to the past. This carefully researched and highly readable volume traces the hotel's first 130 years. Included are over 250 photographs and illustrations, with early never-before published images.

For two decades, as the twentieth century faded, Wentworth by the Sea hotel teetered on the edge of extinction. Built in 1874, the Wentworth was listed among the nation's most endangered historic properties. Only a few staunch preservationists dared hope for its survival. This is much more than a tale of an old wooden Victorian hotel. Wentworth by the Sea is a survivor, intimately linked to the history of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire area and its people.

About the Author

J. Dennis Robinson is owner and editor of, one of New England's most popular regional Web portals. A teacher, columnist, lecturer, and video producer, he has published over a thousand articles about Maine and New Hampshire history and culture. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife Maryellen.

History. $35.00, 8" x 10", 250 pages, 250 black and white images, and 8-page full color section, cloth, ISBN 1-931807-21-3

Also by J. Dennis Robinson: Strawbery Banke

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