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Martin Manor is a two-and-a-half story, low hip roofed house of a 5-bay central mass with a wing to either side. The north wing (the house faces east) extends further back than its counterpart, breaking the symmetry. The house has symmetrical hip-roofed porches projecting to either side. Each floor of this dark shingled house is separated by a white band, and the rafters project through the eaves. The central entry is flanked with adapted composite wooden columns and shaded by a projecting semi-circular balcony.
Martin Manor has great historic significance for the town of Plainfield and is a unique architecturally unique in central Vermont. The manor was photographed and discussed in an article entitled "Vermont's Finest Farm" in the March 1920 edition of Field Illustrated Magazine. The manor has been the focal point of academic programs for Goddard College since it moved to the Greatwood campus in 1938 and has maintained its original character since construction.
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