Old Orchard Beach in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Josephine Goss Home / Harmon Museum / Maison Josephine Goss / Musée Harmon
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Josephine Goss Home / Harmon Museum
In 1926, Josephine Goss (1840-1937) built this as her home. As the time, she was the last remaining child of Ebenezer and Eliza (Buker) Staples.
The architect for the home was Joseph S. Stickney and the contractor was William W. Brooks. Both men were from Sace, Maine.
In 1942, the Goss estate went on the market for $7.100.00. It was bought by Montrose E. Hill and later sold to Warren and Grace Harmon. The Harmons resided here, rented rooms in the house, and ran a real estate business from this home.
Upon Mr. Harmon's death in 1974, the house and land was bequeathed to the Town of Old Orchard Beach. It was specified in Mr. Harmon's will that it be used as the permanent residence of the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society, aka "The Harmon Museum".
En 1926 Josephine Goss (1840-1937), qui à cette époque est la suele enfant encore en vie d'Ebenezer et Eliza Buker Staples, fait construire cette maisone pour y vivre.
Elle choisit Joseph S. Stickney comme
En 1942, le domaine de Goss est mis sur le marché pour 7 100$. Montrose E. Hill l'acquiert puis il est revedu à Warren et Grace Harmon. Les Harmon y vivent, y établissent un agence immobilière et y proposent des chambres à louer.
À la mort de M. Harmon en 1974, la maison et le terrain son légués à la ville d'Old Orchard Beach. Il est spécifié dans le testament de M. Harmon que la maison doit devenir la résidence pemanente de la Société Historique d'Old Orchard Beach, alias « Le Musée Harmon. »
Erected 2022 by Museum in the Streets. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 43° 31.065′ N, 70° 22.664′ W. Marker is in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Portland Avenue (Maine Route 98) just north of Old Orchard Street (Route 5), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Portland Ave, Old Orchard Beach ME 04064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Staples Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (approx. "Father Bob" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Spirit of St. Louis" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Runway to Glory" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Orchard World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salvation Army Camp Meeting Grounds (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Orchard Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2022, by D Howitt of Bergen County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2022, by D Howitt of Bergen County, New Jersey. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.