Ketchikan Ranger House

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Ketchikan Ranger House
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Ketchikan Ranger District Employee House.JPG
Ketchikan Ranger House is located in Alaska
Ketchikan Ranger House
Location 309 Gorge Street, Ketchikan, Alaska
Coordinates 55°20′47″N 131°39′34″W / 55.34639°N 131.65944°W / 55.34639; -131.65944Coordinates: 55°20′47″N 131°39′34″W / 55.34639°N 131.65944°W / 55.34639; -131.65944
Area 0.15 acres (0.061 ha)
Built 1916
Architect USDA Forest Service
Architectural style Vernacular Victorian
NRHP Reference # 87000645[1]
AHRS # KET-275
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 16, 1987
Designated AHRS February 17, 1987

The Ketchikan Ranger House at 309 Gorge Street in Ketchikan, Alaska was built in 1916 in the residential Captain's Hill district of Ketchikan. Designed by USDA Forest Service in "Vernacular Victorian" style, it housed the U.S. Forest Service's district rangers until 1978. The 1-1/2 story frame house has remained essentially unaltered from its original construction. It was built for $650 to serve the first forest ranger for the state of Alaska.[2]

The house was originally built on a post-and-piling foundation, with a partial concrete foundation added at a later date when a basement was excavated. The gable roof runs from the front to the back, with two hipped dormers on the east side and one shed dormer on the west side. The front door is on the uphill side, offset to one side on a partly enclosed porch. Most of the house's original woodwork, finishes and hardware have survived.[2]

The Ketchikan Ranger House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Rabich Campbell (December 18, 1985). "Ketchikan Ranger House" (PDF).  and accompanying seven photos, exterior and interior, from about 1938 and from 1984