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c. 1908

The old roadhouse stands near the entrance. Constructed after the original one burned in 1908, it is a simple gable-roofed building with a large addition on one side. The wood-framed building has a variety of claddings, including novelty siding, horizontal planks, and board-and-batten. During the time that the site was an orphanage, the roadhouse served as the laundry.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "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, 271-272.

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