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Fort Williams

Sign: Brief History of Fort Williams (2001)

is located in Cape Elizabeth and its grounds constitute Fort Williams City Park. In 1873 construction had begun on earthworks fortifications and was known as the Battery at Portland Head. By 1892, concrete batteries had been placed over the original … Continue reading

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Goddard Mansion

Entrance Detail (2001)

is located in Cape Elizabeth on the grounds of the Fort Williams City park. It was completed in 1858 for John Goddard (1811-1870) to an Italianate design by Portland architect Charles Alexander. Goddard, a successful lumberman, had purchased the Cape … Continue reading

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