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Frances House

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1898. 137 Sixth St.

Also a part of the Davises' domain was the Frances house, a wood-framed, two-and-a-half-story house with patterned shingles and beveled siding. Almost square in plan, the house measures 30 feet by 34 feet and has a hipped roof intersecting with cross gables. Within each gable are paired windows set below a round arch. The house was built for Jerry Eicherly, postmaster, but leased to the superintendent of Perseverance Mine. In 1927, the house was threatened with demolition, as it was located on the proposed site of the Capital School. Frances Davis purchased the house and moved it to its present site 50 feet away, where it continued to be used as rental property but became known by her name.

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Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Frances House", [Juneau, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SE022.2.

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Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 176-176.

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