Thursday, September 1, 2011

Those Places Thursday - The Little Red House

Beulah Belle (Yawman) Spurlock and
Jennifer Jeannine Spurlock, October 1958.
Digital image. Original in possession of Denise Spurlock,
Affectionately known as the "little red house," this is one of the houses in which we lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. The street address was 424 First Street. I have a few pictures of the interior of the house. It was only one bedroom, and the family story is that Jennifer slept in a drawer at the foot of my bed when she was a baby.

I tried to find the house using Google Earth, but was unsuccessful. The image that comes up is a multi-story building which appears to be in the downtown area, so I suspect the street name has been changed or the "little red house" no longer exists.

© 2011 Denise Spurlock


  1. It's a shame you can't find the place anymore. I've briefly searched for old Fairbanks street maps online, but couldn't find any.
    Btw, I love the name Beulah. I had never heard it before, until I started researching my wife's ancestry.

  2. What a great picture and memory.

  3. What a great picture and memory about sleeping in a drawer.

  4. @Taco: I haven't been able to find any maps either. I'm not sure how my mom felt about her given name; she always went by her nickname "Bea."

    @Wendy: At four years old, I'm pretty sure I did not appreciate having to share my bed with my sister. I had been an "only" until she came along!