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Cape Nome Roadhouse

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c. 1900; 1913, moved. Mile 14 Nome-Council Rd.

Located one day's travel outside of Nome, the present Cape Nome Roadhouse replaced a log structure built in 1900. In 1913, after the latter was washed away in a flood, an abandoned building from Safety was moved to this site. The two-story, wood-framed building with a front-gable roof has a shed-roofed addition to the side, increasing the size of the house considerably. There is also a one-story portion in the rear. The cement asbestos shingles covering the building and the bay window across the front are not original. The building is now used as a residence.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Cape Nome Roadhouse", [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, 271-271.

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