The Seppala House Project

We are preserving the house that Leonard Seppala lived in during his stay in Nome, Alaska as a miner, inventor, dog breeder, and sled dog racer. Seppala was instrumental in the 1925 Serum Run  saving many lives  from the Diptheria outbreak in Nome.

Dogs like BALTO, TOGO, and FRITZ were once owned by Seppala. This house will be a memorial museum to Leonhard Seppala's Legacy and the accomplishments he made.

UPDATES:

JULY 10th, 2018

The Seppala House is safe on the Monofill site and up on blocks. Now we need to assess what materials are needed to start work. Thank you Roger Thomas for a job well done.


JULY 5th, 2018

Good news from NOME!
The Seppala House has been moved to the site where work to restore it will take place.

Thanks to Roger Thompson and a whole lot of Nome folks. Anyone with pictures of it moving, please contact us so we can share.

JOB WELL DONE

JULY 4th, 2018
Leonhard Seppala house "footprint"

JULY 4th, 2018:

Roger’s been working to shore up the inside, more
heard he built a whole shell inside the house to hold it together,
and has put a trailer under it.  It should only be a matter of days
before its traveling. 

JULY 3, 2018:
Roger Thompson has not yet been able to move the house, as we earlier had thought. Apparently he is waiting for Chuck Reader to get a a trailer. It's ready to go.

Jon, Jona, Martha, and Urtha met with KTUU today for a special story they are doing on the Seppala House Project which is to air the evening of July 4th .

KTUU interviewer, Eric Sowl presented the Seppala Board with their first museum item: an original bubble gum card from the Goudy Gum Company, of the 1930s ...honoring Leonard Seppala.


 
JUNE 25th, 2018:
THANK YOU ALL , for placing your confidence in all of us with the LEONHARD SEPPALA HOUSE PROJECT .. House mover Roger Thompson has the old house jacked up , ready to move by tomorrow ( June 26) ... As suspected , much of the floor was rotten , and needed to be reinforced with steel ... Roger is doing a terrific job , and we thank him , and thanks to Leon Boardway for these photos ..... and all of you who donated and helped .. Now , we need to continue raising more money for the next step , reconstruction of this historic home into an eventual museum for Leonhard Seppala's legacy ... Sepp , Constance and Sigred would be happy ... Thank you .

JUNE 22, 2018:
The Seppala House will have a new residence soon.  Although Doug and Janice Doherty were so kind as to offer a temporary place to put Sepps house, it was rather far from town and the City offered a closer location that is a little bit more secure behind a nice high fence.  Thanks to David Karp of NAC, Richard Beneville, the Mayor of Nome, Tom Moran, and two of our own Board Members; The Leonhard Seppala House will be taken to monofil site near the famed "Doll House" that Urtha Lenharr restored for the City back in 1976 as a Visitor Center.  It is hoped that a team of concerned citizens can be formed later on this year to discuss the preservation of Nome's Historic buildings. The Leonhard Seppala House Project, Inc will now start to establish a plan for refurbishing the house that Nome's Hero; Leonhard Seppala lived.  We continue to ask for your generous contributions to help make this house alive again for all to see and enjoy.  Thanks to Nome folks, the house is safe

JUNE 13, 2018:
We met with Mayor Richard Beneville, of Nome, yesterday and he gave us two documents:
Board Resolution from the Chamber of Commerce showing support of our efforts
and Proclamation from the City of Nome showing their support of our Project.

THIS IS A GOOD STEP

We were also told that our request from the NOME COMMUNITY BENEFIT SHARE (NSEDC) was accepted and we will be awarded $3000 in the near future from them.
THIS IS A GOOD START

JUNE 6, 2018: KNOM: Citizens Seek to Save Leonhard Seppala’s House, and Legacy, in Nome - http://www.knom.org/wp/blog/2018/06/01/citizens-seek-to-save-leonhard-seppalas-house-and-legacy-in-nome/

MAY 30, 2018 :
The Seppala House is currently at 702 Bering Street, in Nome across from Pingo Bakery-Seafood House. It will be taken out of town during the time of reconstruction and remodeling. That location will be near Glacier Creek.  Builders, church groups of volunteers, and Construction workers are needed to volunteer their efforts to get this project underway and for advice. It will be a great Summer mission project for any organization.

Stay tune to KNOM for and exclusive interview with the project President, for the full scoop about the house.

Please email us if you can help:seppalahouseproject@gmail.com
 

LEONARD SEPPALA HOUSE, BERING STREET, SOUTH OF SECOND STREET, ON EAST SIDE, LOOKING NORTHEAST - City of Nome, Nome, Nome Census Area, AK ~ Source: Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/item/ak0010.photos.000515p/

 

 


 
 


LEONHARD SEPPALA HOUSE PROJECT, INC.
Historical Building Restoration Project
Nome, Alaska USA
2018 Copyright ~ All Rights Reserved
No part of this web site may be used without written
permission from
LEONHARD SEPPALA HOUSE PROJECT , INC
All photos on this web site are the
property of the Seppala Family

Designed & Maintained by Daily's Art