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325 W PROSPECT AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:Ephraim C. and Louise Goff House
Other Name:Sally and James Johnson House
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:29135
Location (Address):325 W PROSPECT AVE
Unincorporated Community:
Quarter Section:
Quarter/Quarter Section:
Year Built:1873
Additions: 1942
Survey Date:1991
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Mediterranean Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:William Waters
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished Date:
National/State Register Listing Name: West Prospect Avenue Historic District
National Register Listing Date:8/24/2001 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:4/20/2001 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
Additional Information:A 'site file' (West Prospect Avenue Historic District) exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the State Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

This structure contributes to the significance of the West Prospect Avenue Historic District under Criterion C as an example of a Mediterranean influenced early twentieth century house. The only notable feature of this austere design, which appears to be the result of remodelling an older house, is the unusual canopy style front porch.

From "Appleton's Historic Old Third Ward Walking Tour" pamphlet, revised 2014 (www.focol.org/oldthirdward):
"Designed by noted architect William Waters, this home featured a central observatory and east wing, both lost to remodeling. E.C. Goff served as Appleton's Mayor, President of the Appleton Gas Light Company and Commercial National Bank, and was a Civil War recruiter. A unique feature of the home's history is its 1912 use as a maternity hospital run by Dr. Maud Pratt."
Bibliographic References:A Compilation of Articles Pertaining to the Works of Architect William Waters, 2000. Kimberly, Combined Locks, Little Chute Villager 5/17/2001.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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