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A. A. Garcelon House
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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A. A. Garcelon House is located in Maine
A. A. Garcelon House
Location in Maine
A. A. Garcelon House is located in the United States
A. A. Garcelon House
Location in the United States
Location 223 Main Street,
Auburn, Maine
Area 0.25 acres (0.10 ha)
Built 1890 (1890)
Architect Jefferson L. Coburn & Sons
Architectural style Queen Anne
Part of Main Street Historic District (ID89000255)
NRHP reference No. 86001269
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 13, 1986
Designated CP April 21, 1989

The A. A. Garcelon House is a historic house in the Main Street Historic District in Auburn, Maine. 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 on June 13, 1986.

Description and history

The house stands on the west side of Main Street, south of Auburn's downtown, midway between Vine and Elm Streets. Its 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 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.

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