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Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Goddard Mansion

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
1. Goddard Mansion Marker
Inscription.  The Goddard Manson was completed in 1858 for John Goddard (1811-1870) to an Italianate villa design prepared by Portland architect Charles Alexander, who planned other prominent buildings in the area. It was built of native stone and was one of the first grand houses to be built along the Cape Elizabeth shore. Goddard had been successful in the lumber business, and then in 1853 he purchased the Cape Cottage, a popular summer hotel built in 1835. The mansion was built on a portion of the hotel property. Goddard was active in a number of local businesses and was appointed colonel of the 1st Maine Regiment of Cavalry during the Civil War, but he saw no action. The mansion was acquired in 1898 by the U.S. Army and was used for housing married enlisted men and their families stationed at Fort Williams. The basement was converted into the fort's Non-Commissioned Officers Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 43° 37.567′ N, 70° 12.867′ 
Goddard Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
2. Goddard Mansion Marker
W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Shore Road north of Littlejohn Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Erasmus Keyes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery Hobart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Looking North (approx. ¼ mile away); Looking East (approx. ¼ mile away); Looking South (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery Blair (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Williams (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
 
Goddard Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
3. Goddard Mansion Marker
Goddard Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 2, 2018
4. Goddard Mansion Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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