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Listed by: Pamela Throop

Phone: 907-456-6008

Fax: 907-456-6474

Info: Pamela Throop is the Owner/Broker of Alaska Commercial Properties since 2000. She has 40+ years as a Realtor.

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Address: 1005 and 1003 Cushman Street
City: Fairbanks
State: AK
Zip: 99701
Price: $950,000
Beds: 0
Baths: 0
Floors: 2
Year Built: 1935
Square Feet: 6,139
Lot Size: 17765.21 square feet
Annual Property Tax: 8,577
mls: 134770
Status: Active
Full Description: History:
The Alaska House Art Gallery features the work of Claire Fejes and other Alaskan artists and is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of Alaska. The Alaska House was founded in 1964 by artist and author Claire Fejes and her husband Joe. They also established the first art supplies store in Fairbanks. As a 1969 article in The New York Times stated, Claire and Joe moved into spacious split log and stone house on a residential street. In 1960, they turned the bottom half of the house into an art gallery, Eskimo artifacts repository, and cultural center.
With local art, poetry readings, lively music, and a warm bed and dinner always on hand for visitors, the Alaska House quickly became a center of cultural activity and a well-known Fairbanks landmark.
As Claire Fejes put it in the New York Times interview,There are always visiting Eskimos sleeping on the couches in our house. And where else could you have Isaac Stern in town for a concert, invite him to lunch and feed him moose steak.
The Alaska House is a fine example of the Interior characteristic log cabin carpentry, designed and hand-built in 1935. Today the gallery has maintained the building original oak floors, high ceilings, and leaded windows, as well as the hand hewn timbers overhead and the river rock fireplace. The three room gallery was re-opened in 2000 by the Fejes family who continue the tradition of  specializing in museum-quality Alaskan arts, exhibiting Alaska Native and resident artists, featuring paintings, artifacts, carvings and sculpture, masks, fabric art and hand-crafted jewelry.The gallery maintains a large collection of works by Claire Fejes, including paintings, drawings, and prints.
The gallery hosts First Friday events on the first Friday of every month that feature new work by local artists and live music. In August and September of every year, the Alaska House exhibits a memorial show of Claire Fejes work, often including never-before-seen pieces.

About the property:Anyone who has ever spent anytime in Fairbanks knows and can identify the Alaska House on the corner of 10th and Cushman Street. For the past 57 years the Fejes family has lovingly cared for and maintained the property as a landmark that underscores the rich cultural heritage that celebrated and recorded the life of the indigenous peoples of Northern and Interior Alaska.
Now, the family has made the decision it is time to entrust the care of this icon to a new generation that will continue being committed stewards of the culture and the property. As countless communities rush to tear down and urbanize their cities and towns Fairbanks is fortunate that the Fejes have chosen to invest their time and resources to preserved an icon that is a part of every Fairbanks identity.
Any company that chooses to locate here will have immediate identity as the such and such located in the Alaska House.
The owner has compiled a timeline of the major maintenance and upgrades to the property since the family took ownership. They are a wealth of information and eager to share their knowledge and love of the property. A private showing with the Fejes will be arranged for those with interest in owning this magnificent property.

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