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Donohoe House

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1919. 309 Council Ave.

One of a number of Craftsman-style houses in Cordova, the Donohoe house was built in about 1919 for an attorney. Merle K. “Mud-hole” Smith, a pioneer aviator, was the second owner, acquiring it in 1945. The one-and-a-half-story house is wood-framed, covered with shingles. Its wide eaves are ornamented with exposed rafter ends and bracketed purlin ends in the gables.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Donohoe House", [Cordova, 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, 144-144.

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