Series
Perspectives
Episode
Wentworth
Producing Organization
New Hampshire Public Radio
Contributing Organization
New Hampshire Public Radio (Concord, New Hampshire)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/187-60cvdtv2
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Description
This episode explores the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire. The hotel was placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservations endangered buildings list in 2012 and a preservation group called Friends of the Wentworth has raised $50,000 in order to save the property by hiring a preservation consultant to find a buyer for the hotel. The Victorian building shut in 1982 and has a rich history, namely it was the site of negotiations that ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5. Helen Sweeney, who previously worked at the Wentworth, is interviewed. She discusses what drew vacationers to the hotel and how the hotel drew patrons with fine dining, theater shows, and symphony orchestras throughout the week. The history of the hotel is further discussed with the preservation consultant, Albert Rex, and how the luxury hotel became out of vogue with vacationers by the 1980s. Rex discusses how the property fell into the hands of various developers who were not interested in renovating the hotel because of the cost of modern improvements.
Perspectives is a talk show featuring in-depth conversations with experts and important figures.
Copyright Date
2012-00-00
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Local Communities
Rights
2012 New Hampshire Public Radio
Media type
Sound
Duration
1538.0
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Credits
Copyright Holder: NHPR
Host: Kiernan, Laura
Producing Organization: New Hampshire Public Radio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
New Hampshire Public Radio
Identifier: nhpr58080 (NHPR)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Generation: Master
Duration: 1538.0
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Citations
Chicago: “Perspectives; Wentworth,” 2012-00-00, New Hampshire Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 21, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_187-60cvdtv2.
MLA: “Perspectives; Wentworth.” 2012-00-00. New Hampshire Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_187-60cvdtv2>.
APA: Perspectives; Wentworth. Boston, MA: New Hampshire Public Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_187-60cvdtv2