Wentworth by the Sea
The Life and Times of a Grand Hotel
by J. Dennis Robinson
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
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,
area and its people.
About the Author
J. Dennis Robinson is owner and editor of SeacoastNH.com, 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,
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