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General Store

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1900. Near the end of Main Street (since the earthquake)
  • General Store (Jet Lowe)

One of the oldest buildings in town, the general store is also the most prominent, although its size would be viewed as modest in any other context. The one-and-a-half-story, wood-framed building is covered with beveled siding. The first owner was George Roll, who operated it until his death in about 1940. The next owner, Norwegian-born Iver Near-house (Naerhus), operated it for about fifteen years.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "General Store", [Hope, 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, 109-110.

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