Post Office and former Federal Court House, Sitka, Alaska
Project type: Administrative Buildings, City and Town Halls, Civic Facilities, Federal Courthouses, Federal Facilities, Post Offices
Designers: Gilbert Stanley Underwood
Contractors: builder, J. B. Warrack
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Sitka, Alaska’s City Hall was originally constructed as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Constructed during the Great Depression, the concrete-construction federal building was completed to replace a wooden frame structure that had burned in 1936. The two-story building was designed in the prevailing Moderne style with simple Art Deco details and was constructed for $168,000. It has been used as Sitka’s city hall since 1993.
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Millard, L., & Welsh, A. (August 18, 1997). Sitka US Post Office and Courthouse nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Department of the Interior. Post Office Staff Moves. (March 22, 1938). The Alaska Miner, p. 3.
Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on January 1, 2015.
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