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Historic Properties Survey Planned
for Downtown and Creek Street

Informational Open House Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10


November 07, 2010
Sunday PM

Ketchikan, Alaska - In the coming weeks, a contractor working for the Ketchikan Historic Commission will conduct a survey and inventory of the existing historic structures in the Downtown Commercial and Creek Street neighborhoods.  Every building in the survey area that is 45 years old or older will be noted, along with its distinguishing features and its associations with people or events significant in the community's history.  

Ketchikan has more surviving historic structures than any other community in Alaska.  This survey will provide official verification of that fact, establishing the basis for national recognition and supporting local efforts to market the community of Ketchikan as a heritage tourism destination.

To provide more information on the survey project and other historic preservation efforts in Ketchikan, the Historic Commission will host an Historic Preservation Open House on Wednesday, November 10th, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.  A powerpoint presentation will be shown at 6:00 PM and a representative from the State Historic Preservation Office will discuss the Ketchikan survey from a statewide perspective.   Representatives from Historic Ketchikan, Borough Planning, and the Ketchikan Historic Commission will also participate.   Local residents, especially property owners, business owners, and residents in the Downtown and Creek Street neighborhoods, are urged to attend.

The survey will be funded by a Historic Preservation grant from the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office, with support from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Planning Office.   


Source of News:

Ketchikan Historic Commission


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