Title

Article on the Goddard Mansion in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Designe

Authors

Colin Sargent

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

6-2004

Additional Date Information

Summerguide 2004

Pages

51-53

Abstract

Article on the Goddard Mansion in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Designed by society architect Charles Alexander for lumber magnate John Goddard in 1855, the building was purchased by the Army in 1898. It was part of Fort Williams for decades, serving as quarters for enlisted personnel and their families. When the base was decommissioned, the town of Cape Elizabeth bought Fort Williams Park, including Goddard Mansion, for $200,000. In 1973, fearing injury to children playing on the rotting stairways, the town supervised the burning of the wooden components. By 1976, the town put the building up for salvage, but got no takers.

Subjects

Historic buildings Cape Elizabeth Goddard House

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