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May Mills House

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1911–1913, Clyde A. Maclaren. 315 Seward St.

Occupying a prominent site overlooking downtown Sitka, the Colonial Revival-style May Mills house is a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed structure with clapboard siding. The gable roof extends to cover a two-story, two-level porch across the front of the house, featuring four box columns at each level, delineating the three bays of the front facade. The first level of the porch has been enclosed with glass. Colonial Revival details include three Palladian windows, two in the gable ends and one in a gable-roofed dormer located in the center of the front. The house was designed by Seattle architect Clyde A. Maclaren for May Mills, sister of Sitka merchant and banker W. P. Mills.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "May Mills House", [Sitka, 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, 195-195.

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