Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument
The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument in December 2010
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument is located in Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument
Location Corner of State Street and Congress Street, Portland, Maine
Coordinates 43°39′11″N 70°16′2″W / 43.65306°N 70.26722°W / 43.65306; -70.26722Coordinates: 43°39′11″N 70°16′2″W / 43.65306°N 70.26722°W / 43.65306; -70.26722
Area less than one acre
Built 1888
Architect Francis H. Passett, Franklin Simmons
Governing body Local Government
NRHP Reference # 90000580[1]
Added to NRHP 1990

The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument is a public monument in Portland, Maine's West End. Located on the corner of State and Congress Street, it honors poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born in Portland in 1807.


Franklin Simmons began the design and construction of the monument in 1885, three years after the poet's death, with a pedestal designed by Francis H. Fassett. The monument was unveiled on September 29, 1888.[2] The intersection built around the monument is known as Monument Square. The monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in April 1990.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Shettleworth, Jr., Earle G. "Creating and Preserving Portland's Urban Landscape, 1885–1925", Creating Portland: History and Place in Northern New England. Joseph Conforti, editor. University Press of New England, 2007: 251. ISBN 9781584654490

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