The city of Barrow has three sections, which
can be classified as south, central, and north, and are known to residents as
Barrow, Browerville, and NARL.
The Central section is the largest of the three, and is called Browerville. This
has traditionally been a residential area for the city of Barrow, but in recent
years many businesses have opened or moved to this area. Browerville is
separated from the south section by a series of lagoons, with two connecting
dirt roads. This area, in addition to the houses, includes Tuzzy Consortium
Library, the US Post Office, Eben Hopson Middle School, Samuel Simmonds Memorial
Hospital, the I˝upiat Heritage Center, two grocery stores, one hotel and two
restaurants. The Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station is here. Cape
Smythe was built as a whaling station in 1893 and is the oldest frame building
in the Arctic.