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The Gilmore Hotel

 
 
The Gilmore Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 4, 2021
1. The Gilmore Hotel Marker
Inscription.  
circa 1927

Historic Property

Presented by
Ketchikan Historical Commission

 
Erected by Ketchikan Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 55° 20.537′ N, 131° 38.875′ W. Marker is in Ketchikan, Alaska, in Ketchikan Gateway Borough. Marker is on Front Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Front Street, Ketchikan AK 99901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Planks to Pavement (within shouting distance of this marker); Upon 'Thundering Wings' (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeping the Catch! (within shouting distance of this marker); Tongass Trading Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Star-crossed Square Riggers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Proud Canoes & Coastal Traders
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(about 400 feet away); When 'Steam was Queen' (about 400 feet away); Ketchikan Waterfront from Pennock Island, 1905 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ketchikan.
 
Regarding The Gilmore Hotel. Excerpt from the building's National Register of Historic Places registration:
…P.J. Gilmore, Sr. built the Gilmore Building in 1926-1927. The upper two floors were hotel rooms and the ground floor had space for a cafe and several shops. Gilmore built the hotel on Front Street in the commercial center of downtown Ketchikan, directly across from the waterfront and the steamship docks. A fire in February 1926 destroyed the old Pioneer Hotel and nine other businesses in Ketchikan. The town was growing rapidly and there was a demand for hotel rooms and commercial space.…

 
Also see . . .
1. Asset Detail | Gilmore Building. National Register of Historic Places registration (PDF) and photographs (PDF). (Submitted on September 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Pioneers of Southeast Alaska: Patrick J. Gilmore, Sr. (PDF). Article by Louise Brinck Harrington in Stories in the News, an online news site,
The Gilmore Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 4, 2021
2. The Gilmore Hotel Marker
posted January 17, 2007. (Submitted on September 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Downtown Ketchikan, Alaska: A Survey of Historic Properties (PDF). Consultant report submitted in 2011 as part of efforts to create the Downtown Ketchikan Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. The Gilmore Hotel building is a contributing structure. (Submitted on September 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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