The ruins of this abandoned mansion stand along the coast of Maine near Portland. It stood near Fort Williams and was built in 1853 for Colonel John Goddard. In 1900, during the expansion of Fort Williams, it was acquired by the federal government and eventually converted it to quarters for noncommissioned officers.
Fort Williams was decommissioned in 1963 and converted into a park in 1964. The Goddard mansion stood in a state of disrepair and was deemed to costly to renovate. Rather than completely raze the historic structure in 1984 the local fire department burned the interior eliminating the unstable wooden parts of the house leaving the stone walls still standing. You can visit the old mansion along with many other structures including the the Portland Head Lighthouse at Fort Williams Park.
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