Preserve a piece of Nome history with this gem of yesteryear! \r\rEasily moved to your site - this building has served as the Nome Nugget Newspaper offices since 1934 (moved shortly after the great fire), it began it's illustrious life at Fort Davis as a guardhouse. This sturdy building was built to last forever, with 2"x10" timbers for floor joists, supported by 6"x6" timbers. The remaining structure is constructed of 2"x6" lumber, making this a building to stand the test of time.\r\rThe front 1/4 of the building houses the reception area, arctic entry and the editor's office, with the remaining 3/4 of the building being a large production area partitioned off into smaller work areas. This area has the original 1x4 tounge and groove flooring still intact.\r\rThis guardhouse is the only structure that is known to have survived of the 36 buildings that made up the Fort Davis Complex, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Fort Davis Guardhouse #85003684). There are sufficient historical photographs of the original building in existence to be able to accurately reconstruct the porch and front window to create an architectural museum and tribute to the Nome gold rush days.\r\rFort Davis, just outside of Nome, Alaska, was established in 1900 and named after the former commander of the military district of Alaska, General Jefferson Columbus Davis. Fort Davis and several other military bases in Alaska, were established in the late 19th and early 20th century as a result of the gold rush. Both the military base and the town of Nome grew following the discovery of gold in 1898 by Jafet Lindeberg, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, know collectively as the "Three Lucky Swedes." By 1905, the town of Nome had become more established, with houses and buildings replacing the tents originally used by prospectors.
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