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Commissioner's Residence

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1910s. Shushanna Ave. and McCarthy St.

Exhibiting slightly more style than most of the houses in McCarthy, the commissioner's residence boasts a gambrel roof. The walls are logs, square notched at the corners. The oriel in the gable is a recent addition, as is the stone foundation. Originally, the building had a shed-roofed porch across the front, with exposed rafter ends, and a six-over-six-light window at the second level. Little is known about the building, which was apparently constructed during McCarthy's first decade.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Commissioner's Residence", [Chitina, 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, 148-148.

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