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CDD - Historic Sites & Structures

643 Main Street

AHRS#:
JUN-542
CBJ#:
E-35
Year Built:
Circa 1936
Location:
643 Main Street
Architectural Style:
Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Bungalow/Craftsman
Architect/Contractor:
Unknown
Historic Name:
Dufresne House
Historic Use:
Residence
Date Local Designation:
Sep-92
Date National Register Designation:
12-Oct-95
Historic Integrity:
Preserved/Contributing
Historic Period:
Peak Gold Mining Era 1921-1939
Parcel Number:
1C030A290010
Neighborhood:
Chicken Ridge

Additional Information

General Description

"This wood frame, one-and-one-half story building has a low-pitched, cross-gable roof covered with composition shingles. It is a rectangular shape (34' x 25') with exterior walls clad in horizontal wood beveled clapboard siding. The foundation is concrete with a partial basement. Architectural elements include triangular knee braces, a narrow shed roofed wall dormer in the front gable, and a hip-roofed covered entry with multi-paned windows. It retains its architectural integrity and is a contributing element to the architectural and historic unity of the neighborhood. It is a contributing structure within the Chicken Ridge Historic District."

Historical Information

"Frank Dufresne owned the house. Dufresne, a well-known author, wrote articles for the National Geographic magazine. He worked for the U.S. Biological Survey and the Alaska Game Commission."




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