Chief Kashakes House

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Chief Kashakes House
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Chief Kashakes' House, Mile 2.5 South Tongass Highway, Saxman, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK HABS AK,010-SAXM,2- (sheet 1 of 9).png
HABS drawing of house
Chief Kashakes House is located in Alaska
Chief Kashakes House
LocationMile 2.5 of South Tongass Highway, Saxman, Alaska
Coordinates55°19′5″N 131°35′49″W / 55.31806°N 131.59694°W / 55.31806; -131.59694Coordinates: 55°19′5″N 131°35′49″W / 55.31806°N 131.59694°W / 55.31806; -131.59694
Arealess than one acre
Built1895 (1895)
NRHP reference #93000338[1]
Added to NRHPApril 26, 1993

The Chief Kashakes House, also known as the Eagle Tail House and Chief Kah-Shakes House, is a historic Tlingit clan house in Saxman, Alaska. Built in 1895 using balloon framing, the two story wood frame structure was the first structure built in Saxman, and is the only surviving clan house of its type there. It has a hip roof, and is clad in shiplap siding. The front originally had a porch extending across the full width, but this has been reduced to just the central portion. Three totem poles flank the building, two eagle-topped poles to the right and a beaver pole to the left. An old Russian cannon stands near the house.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Chief Kashakes House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-08-26.

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