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

N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters

Le logement du commandant de la P.C.N.O.

 
 
N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
1. N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters Marker
Inscription.  
[English]
This handsome residence was built in 1902 for the commanding officer of the North West Mounted Police. It lent dignity, authority and a degree of permanence to the presence of law and order in Dawson City. While the police presence was permanent, the foundation of the building proved less so and was plagued with constant maintenance and repair problems. It was abandoned in 1945, in very poor shape. Restored by the Canadian Parks Service, the building now houses staff.

[French]
Cette élégante résidence a été construite en 1902 pour le commandant de la Police à cheval du Nord-Ouest. Elle conférait de la dignité, de l’autorité et, dans une certaine mesure, un sens de permanence à la présence des forces de l’ordre à Dawson City. Leur présence fut bel et bien permanente, mais on ne peut en dire autant des fondations du btiment qui devaient continuellement être réparées et entreteneues. La résidence a été abandonnée en 1945, en très piètre état. Restaurée par le Service canadien des parcs, elle est maintenant occupée par les membres du personnel.
 
Erected by Parks Canada/Parcs Canada

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 64° 3.36′ N, 139° 26.072′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon. Marker is on Fifth Avenue. This marker is located on Fifth Avenue between Hanson and Turner Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 Sixth Ave, Dawson City YT Y0B 1G0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Service's Cabin / La cabane de Robert Service (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Andrew’s Church and Manse (about 240 meters away); 3rd Avenue Complex (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Yukon Hotel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dr. Brown’s Residence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Macaulay’s Residence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (approx. half a kilometer away); Harrington’s Store (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
 
N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
2. N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters
N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
3. N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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