The Mary Lee Davis House is a historic house at 410 Cowles Street in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is now the Alaska Heritage House, a bed and breakfast inn.[2] It is a 1+12-story bungalow-style house, set at the northern corner of Cowles and 5th Avenue in a residential area of the city. The exact construction date of the house is uncertain: it was probably complete by 1916, but construction may have begun as early as 1906; it is acknowledged as the city's oldest occupied residence. The unfinished house was purchased by writer Mary Lee Davis and her husband, who finished the building and added a number of its distinctive touches, including the city's first residential coal heating system. After a period of ownership by the Fairbanks Exploration Company, during which it was home to company executives, it went through a succession of owners[3] before being converted to a bed and breakfast.

Mary Lee Davis House
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Mary Lee Davis House is located in Downtown Fairbanks
Mary Lee Davis House
Mary Lee Davis House is located in Alaska
Mary Lee Davis House
Location410 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, Alaska
Coordinates64°50′36″N 147°43′52″W / 64.84333°N 147.73111°W / 64.84333; -147.73111
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1916 (1916)
Architectural styleBungalow/craftsman
NRHP reference No.82004901[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 30, 1982
Designated AHRSNovember, 1978

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Alaska Heritage House". Alaska Heritage House. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Mary Lee Davis House". National Park Service. Retrieved January 19, 2015.