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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 assistance.

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!

Dave Kiffer
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Dave Kiffer is the executive director of Historic Ketchikan


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