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Orton House

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1904. 220 First Ave. West
  • Orton House (Jet Lowe)

The one-and-a-half-story Orton house was built for Ira Orton, a lawyer from San Francisco, and his wife, Viola, in May and June of 1904. It has an L-plan, with a hip-roofed main block and a lower gable roof on the projecting ell. These rooflines, as well as that of the hip-roofed dormer, are topped with an unusual wooden cresting, creating an interesting profile. The wood-framed house is covered with clapboards.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Orton House", [Nome, 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, 268-268.

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