Monday, November 30, 2015
Painting of Murray's Roadhouse near Fairbanks by Marge Gull
This is one of the paintings by Genevieve Marguerite (Marge) Gull that is in the collection of the Valdez Museum. Marge was an amateur painter who did paintings of the old roadhouses along the Richardson Highway.
This painting is of Murray's Roadhouse, which, as far as I know does not exist any more. Murray's was an early roadhouse located about 8 1/2 miles from Fairbanks. It was also sometimes called Eight-Mile or Nine-Mile Roadhouse. By the late 1920s it had been converted to a farmhouse.