The Falcon Joslin House is a historic house at 413 Cowles Street in Fairbanks, Alaska. Built in 1904, this American Foursquare two-story frame house is the oldest house in Fairbanks set at its original location, and was one of the first frame houses built in what was then a mining camp. The house was built by Falcon Joslin, a Tennessee lawyer who came to Fairbanks and financed construction of the railroad connection to Chena, the head of navigation on the Tanana River. Joslin's railroad ensured the economic success of Fairbanks, which was then competing with Chena as a supply center for miners in the region. In 1930 the house was purchased by Fairbanks Exploration Company, which used it as housing for executives and employees until 1960.[2]

Falcon Joslin House
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Falcon Joslin House is located in Downtown Fairbanks
Falcon Joslin House
Falcon Joslin House is located in Alaska
Falcon Joslin House
Location413 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, Alaska
Coordinates64°50′35″N 147°43′49″W / 64.84306°N 147.73028°W / 64.84306; -147.73028
Arealess than one acre
Built1904 (1904)
NRHP reference No.80004567[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 29, 1980
Designated AHRSNovember, 1978

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[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 Falcon Joslin House". National Park Service. Retrieved March 3, 2015.