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Property Name Goodwin, Edmund E., House
Reference Number 15000770
State Maine
County York
Town Sanford
Street Address 503 Main Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/9/2015
Areas of Significance Architecture
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In many towns and cities there are homes that stand out. Often built by prosperous or influential families, these landmarks may be notable for their age, size or style, the level of ornamentation or unique design characteristics. Conversely, in many towns there are numerous buildings of a similar style or age, size or level of ornamentation that, because of their shared attributes may not necessari ly garner a second glance. The Edmund E. Goodwin house falls cleanly into neither of these categories, although it has elements of both categories. What this house represents is a middle ground between extraordinary and common; it is a house of distinction built by a successful upper middle-class family . But what gives this house added significance is the extent to which it has been preserved.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria