The Old Mission House was a historic Episcopal church mission house in Fort Yukon, Alaska. It was constructed in 1925 as part of a Native American mission. It was the third mission house built on the site, nearly duplicating one built in 1914 and destroyed by fire. The house is a 2+12-story log structure in an L shape, with interior rooms constructed by frame construction. The building was the center of the religious mission, which provided educational and health services to the local Native population. This building was used as a school, providing boarding space for students from distant areas. In 1957 the building was adapted for use as the medical clinic after the previous clinic building was closed and later torn down.[2]

Old Mission House
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Old Mission House is located in Alaska
Old Mission House
LocationAlong Winter Trail, Fort Yukon, Alaska
Coordinates66°33′57″N 145°16′36″W / 66.56588°N 145.2768°W / 66.56588; -145.2768
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built1925
Built byMultiple
NRHP reference No.78000539[1]
AHRS No.FYU-003
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1978
Designated AHRSSeptember 30, 1977

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The building is not standing anymore at its original location. It was located in an area subjected to heavy floods and it is unclear whether it has been destroyed or relocated elsewhere in Fort Yukon.[a]

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  1. ^ Compare modern satellite imagery, where foundations and the house walkway seem still visible, with NRHP form, this 1950 aerial image and this 1972 aerial image where the house is still standing

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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 Old Mission House". National Park Service. Retrieved September 15, 2014.