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Norge Storage Site

The Norge Storage Site is a historic building in the small native city of Teller, Alaska. It is a two-story wood frame building with a false front, and a small single-story addition to the east. The building's notability lies with its association with the groundbreaking voyage of the dirigble Norge, which overflew the North Pole on May 11, 1926. Commanded by the explorer Roald Amundsen and its Italian maker, Umberto Nobile, the airship flew from Spitsbergen, Norway on May 10, and made for Nome after crossing the pole. Frustrated by fog and bad weather, the ship was landed instead at Teller, about 72 miles (116 km) from Nome, landing on Front Avenue near this building. The airship was dismantled and stored here until a freighter could be sent to recover it.[2]

Norge Storage Site
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Norge Storage Site is located in Alaska
Norge Storage Site
Location Front Avenue, Teller, Alaska
Coordinates 65°15′43″N 166°21′40″W / 65.26181°N 166.361°W / 65.26181; -166.361Coordinates: 65°15′43″N 166°21′40″W / 65.26181°N 166.361°W / 65.26181; -166.361
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1910
NRHP reference # 74000441[1]
AHRS # TEL-021
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 9, 1974
Designated AHRS 1970

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Norge Storage Site" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-06.