Henry Wadsworth Longfellow grew up in the Wadsworth-Longfellow house, built by his grandfather in 1785-1786. On her death in 1901, Anne Longfellow Pierce, the poet's sister, bequeathed the residence to the Maine Historical Society. This book celebrates the centennial of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and its restoration. Extensive research of the family and their furnishings along with the reproduction of documented wallpapers, carpeting, textiles and paint colors contribute to an authentic recreation of an historic ante-bellum American interior. The poet would recognize many features of his boyhood home as it appears today. Paperback. Author: Joyce Butler.