Historic Ketchikan Article
By Dave Kiffer
June 16, 2006
I wanted to take a moment to thank Marie Monyak and Sitnews for
the excellent article on Historic Ketchikan.
I also need to clarify a couple of the statements that I made
during the interview.
In seeking to differentiate Historic Ketchikan from the Tongass
Historical Museum, I didn't mean to imply that the museum doesn't
field many historic information requests from residents and visitors
alike. Indeed, Historic Ketchikan and the museum often work together
to try to solve some of the more complex requests that we both
receive. My job would be almost impossible without their invaluable
Also when I mentioned that Historic Ketchikan has provided assistance
to a fair number of downtown properties in terms of paint schemes
and design guidance I should have clarified that most of that
assistance was in the early years of the Paint Up Fix Up program
in the early 1990s. We have been less successful at encouraging
historically appropriate color schemes and design choices in
the downtown area in recent years, but - interestingly enough
- the number of residential property owners taking part in the
program has jumped dramatically in the last few years.
Once again, thanks for spreading the word about Historic Ketchikan!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Dave Kiffer is the executive director of Historic Ketchikan
Local Non-profit Works To Preserve
By Marie L. Monyak - There's a non-profit organization in Ketchikan
that works quietly, maintains a low profile and performs services
that assist both local residents and tourists alike. There are
several notable historic buildings in Ketchikan that have benefited
from this group's attention such as the White Cliff Elementary
School and the Clover Pass School. - More...
Thursday - June 15, 2006
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