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Goff Plaza

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Early 20th century, Montgomery and Niberger. Stanley Ave. between Wood and Marshal sts.

Residential Clarksburg expanded greatly during the early twentieth century. A sale of lots held on July 28, 1915, inaugurated the development of Goff Plaza. Planners of this forwardlooking streetcar suburb, east of Quality Hill and north of East Main Street, provided cement sidewalks above underground conduits, taking the place of unsightly telephone poles and wires. According to a note in the December 11, 1919, issue of Manufacturers Record, Los Angeles architects Montgomery and Niberger planned to erect “eight California bungalows in Goff Plaza on Stanley Avenue—so constructed and equipped that the housewife will be able to do her own work so far as humanly possible.” More than likely these are the houses on the south side of Stanley at its western end, between Wood and Harrison streets. Houses farther east, between Harrison and Marshall streets, are of the same period but are larger than the term “bungalow” generally connotes.

Writing Credits

S. Allen Chambers Jr.


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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Goff Plaza", [Clarksburg, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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