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Well House

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1909; 1910, wind generator; 1913, belfry. First Ave.

Next to the courthouse is a public building of another kind. The well house, a two-story, wood-framed structure with a pyramidal roof and a bell tower, covers a 60-foot deep well, still used by village residents. The second floor houses a holding tank. This building was constructed in 1909, and an old well house on the north became the firehouse. The wind generator was added in 1910, and the belfry, housing a fire bell, in 1913. The building serves as a meeting place and town landmark.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Well House", [Eagle, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 241-241.

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