Palmer House

Building Location: 
1140 First Avenue
Whitehorse, YT
Location Context: 

Refer to the Rosenburg House; the Blaker House; the S&A Club Cafe

Description: 

One-storey Frame House

Architectural History: 

The structure is a wood frame house with a gable roof and shed entry at the front. It is set upon a wood sill foundation and has a roll asphalt roof. There is a variety of exterior wood finishes, including drop siding and plywood. 

There have been frame additions to the north and west sections of original building of which the west addition is a frame garage.

Cultural History: 

Tax records indicate that this building existed prior to 1930, when taxes were in arrears. J. Rose and W. Puckett purchased the lot in a 1936 tax sale, adding it to their long list of properties in Whitehorse. 

The building was used primarily as a residence, although it had various tenants throughout its history, including Mrs. Annette Mansell, proprietor of Annette Ladies Wear Company. By 1946, the building had reverted to residential use.