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Mary Lee Davis House

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Built  1913 (1913)
NRHP Reference #  82004901
Area  800 m²
Architectural style  Bungalow/craftsman
Opened  1913
Added to NRHP  30 September 1982
Mary Lee Davis House
Location  410 Cowles St., Fairbanks, Alaska

The Mary Lee Davis House is a historic house at 410 Cowles Street in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is now the Alaska Heritage House, a bed and breakfast inn. It is a 1-1/2 story bungalow-style house, set at the northern corner of Cowles and 5th Avenue in a residential area of the city. The exact construction date of the house is uncertain: it was probably complete by 1916, but construction may have begun as early as 1906; it is acknowledged as the city's oldest occupied residence. The unfinished house was purchased by writer Mary Lee Davis and her husband, who finished the building and added a number of its distinctive touches, including the city's first residential coal heating system. After a period of ownership by the Fairbanks Exploration Company, during which it was home to company executives, it went through a succession of owners before being converted to a bed and breakfast.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

References

Mary Lee Davis House Wikipedia


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