Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Historic preservation works--at least sometimes-- in Fairbanks

It seems that every year one of two old houses, silent testaments to the early years of Fairbanks, burn down, or are torn down to make way for a four-plex or office, or (shudder) parking lot. These two houses have been spared that ignominious fate.

They were moved from other downtown locations to lots between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, near Clay Street Cemetery.  Now they are being renovated for future residents. While not all old houses need to saved, it’s nice that a few bits of our history are being preserved.

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