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Dawson City, Yukon — The Northern Territories (North America)
 

Yukon Hotel

 
 
Yukon Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
1. Yukon Hotel Marker
Inscription.  
[English]
When it was built in the fall of 1898, the Binet Block stood at the southern end of the business district extending north to King Street. A two-storey log building with a facade of milled lumber, it was typical of commercial structures built at the height of the gold rush. The lower floor with its large windows was meant for commercial use, the upper for residential. Between October 1898 and October 1900, the Federal Government rented it for offices. During the next fifty-seven years, it was used as a hotel, under such varied names as The Miner’s Rest, The Freeman, and the Yukon Hotel.

[French]
L’immeuble Binet fut construit à l’automne de 1898, à l’extrémité sud d’un quartier d’affaires qui s’étendait jusqu’a la rue King. C’était un edifice commercial à deux éstage, en rondins, avec un façade decorée de bois ouvré, typique de la grande époque de la Ruée ers l’Or. Le rez-de-chaussee aux grandes fenétres servait de magasin, et l’étage superieur, d’habitation. D’octobre 1898 à octobre 1900, il fut occupé par le gouvernement fédéral. Pendant cinquante-sept ans, l’immeuble servit d’hôtel et s’appela tour à tour

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Miner’s Rest, la Freeman et la Yukon Hotel.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 64° 3.564′ N, 139° 26.293′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon. Marker is on Front Street (Klondike Highway). This marker is on Front Street between Harper and Church Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson City YT Y0B 1G0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd Avenue Complex (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Andrew’s Church and Manse (about 180 meters away); Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (about 210 meters away); Tribute to the Miner (about 240 meters away); Harrington’s Store (about 240 meters away); Ruby’s Place/La maison de Ruby (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); K.T.M. Company (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
Yukon Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
2. Yukon Hotel and Marker
Yukon Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
3. Yukon Hotel
The Yukon Hotel (left), The Front St. Inn (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
4. The Yukon Hotel (left), The Front St. Inn (right)
The Front St. Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
5. The Front St. Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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