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CDD - Historic Sites & Structures

911 Calhoun Avenue

AHRS#:
JUN-159
CBJ#:
E-11
Year Built:
1915
Location:
911 Calhoun Avenue
Architectural Style:
Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals/Colonial Revival
Architect/Contractor:
Unknown
Historic Name:
Erickson House
Historic Use:
Residence
Date Local Designation:
Mar-86
Date National Register Designation:
12-Oct-95
Historic Integrity:
Preserved/Contributing
Historic Period:
Territorial Gov't/Beginning Mining Era 1912-1920
Parcel Number:
1C030F020080
Neighborhood:
Chicken Ridge

Additional Information

General Description

"This is a one-and-one-half story, 32’ x 26’, wood frame structure with an intersecting gambrel roof with dormers and a partial concrete basement. The roof is covered with composition shingles and the house is clad in horizontal wood clapboard siding. Architectural features include the gambrel roof, square columns at the enclosed flat roofed front entry porch and two small shed roof dormers. There is a recent addition of an enclosed porch on the gable facade with ribbon windows, however, it is in keeping with the architecture of the structure and the building retrains its architectural integrity. It is one of seven Colonial Revival buildings in the survey area and it adds an important element to the architectural unity of the neighborhood. It is a contributing structure in the Chicken Ridge Historic District. "

Historical Information

"Claude Erickson, Juneau businessman, had the house built in 1914/1915. He owed the Gastineau Hotel, the Alaska Soda Bottling Company and also served as Juneau’s Mayor. In the 1920s and 30s, M.L. Merritt, Assistant Regional Forester, owned the home. "




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