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Ballaine House

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1905. 437 Third Ave.

The largest of the lot was built for investor John E. Ballaine's brother Frank, who was the on-site manager of John's investment. The one-and-a-half-story house is a cross between a farmhouse and a bungalow. The house has a steep gable roof with gabled dormers but has been severely compromised by the addition of aluminum siding. Originally, narrow clapboard siding contrasted with wood shingles in the gables and on the roof; the foundation was cobblestone.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Ballaine House", [Seward, 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, 115-115.

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