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Alaskan Hotel and Bar

 
 
Alaskan Hotel and Bar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 3, 2021
1. Alaskan Hotel and Bar Marker
Inscription.  
built September 16, 1913
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 16, 1913.
 
Location. 58° 18.019′ N, 134° 24.304′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Alaska, in Juneau Borough. Marker is on South Franklin Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 S Franklin Street, Juneau AK 99801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archie Van Winkle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hard Rock Miners (about 500 feet away); Juneau Remembers: (about 500 feet away); Alaska Airlines (about 500 feet away); Local Airlines (about 500 feet away); Floating Hangars (about 500 feet away); U.S. Military Presence (about 500 feet away); Marine Highway (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Juneau.
 
Regarding Alaskan Hotel and Bar. Excerpt from the National register inventory-nomination
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 3, 2021
2. Alaskan Hotel and Bar Marker
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…Into this breach, in 1912, stepped an interesting triuvirate; Jules B. Caro, promoter-entrepreneur, and the McCloskey brothers, James and John. Veteran miners of the Canadian Cariboo, the McCloskey's had finally struck a rich pay-streak in the $25,000,000 diggings at Atlin, across the mountains northeast of Juneau in British Columbia. They acquired a prime location, next door to the declining Central [hotel], in close proximity to the steamship docks and central to the business district. Ground was broken in late 1912; and the well-furnished, attractive modern hotel opened with a champagne gala on September 1, 1913.…

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The hotel was featured in an epsiode of the Travel Channel series Hotel Impossible in 2014. It also was the subject of an episode of the network's paranormal series, Portals to Hell, in 2019.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alaskan Hotel & Bar History. Hotel website homepage:
An overview of the hotel's colorful history, including its use as a brothel and speakeasy as well as guests who checked in, but never checked out. (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. A sailor requested a haunted room at the Alaskan Hotel. He barely survived. KTOO website entry:
Article about paranormal happenings at the hotel, which center on Room 315, by Jacob Resneck for CoastAlaska, posted October 29, 2018. (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Alaskan Hotel image. Click for more information.
via NPS, unknown
3. Alaskan Hotel
National Register of Historic Places: Digital Archive on NPGallery website entry
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Alaskan Hotel and Bar image. Click for full size.
Via Alaska Historical Library, September 1913
4. Alaskan Hotel and Bar
This photograph, included in the hotel's Register nomination, shows it shortly after it opened.
Alaskan Hotel entrance image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 3, 2021
5. Alaskan Hotel entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on September 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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