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A. A. Garcelon House

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Built  1890 (1890)
Designated CP  April 21, 1989
Area  1,214 m²
NRHP Reference #  86001269
Opened  1890
Added to NRHP  13 June 1986
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Location  223 Main St., Auburn, Maine
Part of  Main Street Historic District (#89000255)
Architectural style  Queen Anne style architecture
Similar  Edward Little House, Horatio G Foss House, Bay of Fundy, Lost Valley Ski Area

The A. A. Garcelon House is an historic house at 223 Main Street in Auburn, Maine, United States. Built in 1890 for a prominent local businessman, it is one of the city's finest examples of Queen Anne Victorian architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Description and history

The Garcelon House stands on the west side of Main Street, south of Auburn's downtown, midway between Vine and Elm Streets. This part of Main Street was once Auburn's most fashionable residential area. It is a 2 12-story wood-frame structure, with asymmetrical massing typical of the Queen Anne style. It is one of Auburn's finest Queen Anne Victorians, with projecting bay sections on its two street-facing sides, and a projecting corner tower rising three stories, with a rounded roof. Bands of scallop-cut shingles separate the first and second floor, and also fill the gable ends of the projecting bays. Spindle-work porches on both floors adorn the main facade. The interior of the house is largely unaltered, retaining period woodwork, including fireplace mantels and trim. A period carriage house was demolished in 1985.

The house designed by Jefferson L. Coburn of Lewiston, and built in 1890 for Arthur. A. Garcelon, a local merchant of French Canadian extraction who operated a grocery supplier. Jefferson Coburn was a prominent architect working in the Lewiston area during the last two decades of the 19th century.

References

A. A. Garcelon House Wikipedia


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