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Case House

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1902. Seventh Ave., corner of Alaska St.

The house on the corner was built in about 1902 for Alice Case, who owned the property, and her husband W. H. Case, a photographer. A Swedish carpenter named Lindahl is credited with the construction. The irregular plan of the one-and-a-half-story cottage is emphasized by the cross-gable roof and two-story tower. The clapboard exterior is interrupted by a band of fish-scale shingles between the stories. Entrance is through a sun porch on the front. William J. Mulvihill, chief dispatcher for the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, and his family lived here from 1909 until 1949. Mulvihill served as mayor of Skagway for an incredible sixteen terms.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Case House", [Skagway, 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, 165-165.

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