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Juneau, Alaska 99801
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CDD - Historic Sites & Structures

206 Seventh Street

Year Built:
Circa 1914
206 Seventh Street
Architectural Style:
Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Bungalow/Craftsman
Historic Name:
"Thane House, Holbrook House"
Historic Use:
Date Local Designation:
Date National Register Designation:
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Historic Period:
Territorial Gov't/Beginning Mining Era 1912-1920
Parcel Number:
Chicken Ridge

Additional Information

General Description

"It is a two and one-half story, wood frame structure with a medium pitch wood shingle gable roof and concrete foundation. The rectangular building measures 34' x 26'. It is supported on pilings placed in the steep slope of the ridge. Exterior walls are clad in the original horizontal beveled wood clapboard siding. The front entry is covered by a roof extension with exposed roof brackets. Other house features include a shed dormer with wood brackets, exposed wood roof brackets at both gable ends, and triangular knee braces. It retains its architectural integrity with little evidence of change and is an important contributing element to the architectural and historic unity of the neighborhood. It is a contributing structure in the Chicken Ridge Historic District. "

Historical Information

"Constructed by Bartlett (Bart) L. Thane sometime after 1915 and quitclaimed to his wife. The first known resident was Willis S. Nowell, president and manager of the Juneau Steamship Company. In 1922, Wellman and Mary Holbrook purchased the house and lived there for more than twenty years. Holbrook was a U.S. Forest Service official and held one of the top positions in Alaska. "

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