Illinois Street Historic District

The Illinois Street Historic District encompasses the principal business and residential area of the Fairbanks Exploration Company in Fairbanks, Alaska. It extends along Illinois Street from Slater Street to Noyes Slough, including a series of residential properties on the east side of the road, and the surviving buildings of the F.E. Company complex on the west side. The F.E. Company was a dominating economic force in interior Alaska during the second quarter of the 20th century, and its operations were managed and organized from this area. Included in the district are eight houses, including the Colonial Revival Manager's House and a group of 4 bungalows built by the company for its employees. The company also acquired and refurbished the 1911 home of Fred Noyes, for whom Noyes Slough is named. Of the company's once-extensive industrial complex on the west side of Illinois Street, only the administration building (612 Illinois Street) and the machine shop (behind the administration building and across the railroad tracks) survive. A portion of Illinois Street, which follows the original alignment of a dirt track through the area, is also included in the district.[2]

Illinois Street Historic District
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Aerial view of Illinois and North Cushman streets and the Cushman Street Bridge in 1953. At the time, this was the southern terminus of the Steese Highway, which was soon rerouted following the completion of the Wendell Street Bridge.
Boundaries of Illinois Street Historic District
Location300-700 Illinois Street, Fairbanks, Alaska
Coordinates64°50′59″N 147°43′12″W / 64.84972°N 147.72000°W / 64.84972; -147.72000
Area27 acres (11 ha)
Built1925 (1925)
Built byFairbanks Exploration Company
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Tudor Revival, et al.
NRHP reference No.01000966[1]
AHRS No.FAI-00349
Added to NRHPSeptember 14, 2001

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

Contributing Properties edit

The historical district contains a total of 14 contributing properties, built between 1911 and 1935:

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Illinois Street Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved February 24, 2015.