Step back in time to the Alaskan days of yore with this 1885 pioneer home near Ketchikan.
The Heckman House was built in 1885 for the local cannery superintendent to support the booming local fishing industry of the day.
This unique piece of Alaskan history is currently listed for sale for $250,000.
The historic home comes with 2 outbuildings and 1.06 acres of waterfront property.
It is remotely located – approximately 15 miles from Ketchikan – but the scenery is both serene and breathtaking.
One only has to slightly squint to envision the past here.
An old house full of history with a view near the water. What more could a nostalgiac soul want?
The house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in about 1,000 square feet.
Let’s look inside…
The listing simply states “The home needs some work.”
But how fascinating is it to look inside this essentially untouched time capsule of Alaskan history!
Despite the serendipitous way it was left, the interior has a still-life quality about it.
So many artifacts have been left behind paying homage to the rugged people who spent time here.
In the corner window (below) we perhaps see a woman’s touch in the lacey valance…
A poignant attempt to bring some delicacy and feminity to the harshness of the northern wilds.
The kitchen is kind of a jumble of things now: old cookstove, rusty bed frame, vintage sink and cabinets.
The pink bathroom with its clawfoot tub:
One of the upstairs bedrooms:
What a breathtaking parcel of place and time.
House Crazy Sarah would like to dedicate this post to her dad who passed away on July 4th, 2023. She has wonderful memories of exploring old houses and cabins in the bush, much like this one, with her dad.
1942 – 2023