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Northern Commercial Company, Store, 220 Front Street, Eagle, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK



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Location
220 Front Street, Eagle, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-7-B
Significance: Located on the bank of the Yukon River which permitted stern wheelers to dock immediately alongside building. / Eagle, Alaska, established in 1898, survived the end of the Klondike Gold Rush because of its importance as a military post, as a center for government in the forty mile region, and as a busy trading port on the Yukon River. The Northern Commercial Company's warehouse and store were built on the banks of the Yukon by the Alaska Exploration Company in 1898-99 and, for over fifty years, served this bush community as a general store, a gold exchange, and a mail and telegraph station. These last two historic riverfront commercial buildings symbolize Eagle's past commercial importance to the miner, trappers, and settlers of the Upper Yukon Region.

Subjects
General Stores


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. STORE AND WAREHOUSE, ALONG FRONT STREET, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
2. REAR, LOOKING EAST
3. REAR SHOWING JESSE KNIGHT STAIRWAY TO LIVING QUARTERS MADE OUT OF STORAGE PALETTES
4. INTERIOR, LOOKING WEST
5. INTERIOR, LOOKING EAST TOWARD FRONT ENTRANCE
6. INTERIOR, ATTIC, SHOWING SUPPORTS FOR STORE CEILING
REAR, SHOWING JESSE KNIGHT STAIRWAY TO LIVING QUARTERS MADE OUT OF STORAGE PALETTES


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