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Downtown Juneau in Juneau Borough, Alaska — Northwest (North America)
 

Manila Square

 
 
"Manila Square" - Marker Panels 1 and 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
1. "Manila Square" - Marker Panels 1 and 2
Inscription.  
Panel 1:
The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly
Honors the Contributions of
Filipinos in Juneau
by naming this downtown location
MANILA SQUARE
Juneau Assembly Members:
Dale Anderson - Don Etheridge, Jr. - Jeannie Johnson - Ken Koelsch
Frankie Pillifant - Jim Powell - Randy Wanamaker - Marc Wheeler
John Mackinnon, City Manager -- Sally Smith, Mayor
Filipino Community of Juneau:
Dannie Lazaro, President, 2002 – Morris Carrillo, President, 2003
August 19, 2002
[Bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, National Hero of the Philippines]


Panel 2:
Manila, the thriving capital of the Philippines,
is the center of government and cultural
heritage, and is the economic heart of the nation.

In 1904, aboard the cable vessel “USS Burnside,”
80 Filipinos assisted the installation of the first telegraph cable linking Juneau and Seattle.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Filipinos worked in
southeast fish canneries where they were
referred to as “Alaskeros” and labored
in the Alaska-Juneau
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The first Filipino community in Juneau was
organized in 1929. It was later incorporated
under territorial law on February 1, 1956.

All members of the Filipino Community
are grateful to the Juneau Assembly for dedicating “Manila Square” in their honor.

 
Erected 2002 by The City and Borough of Juneau.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1863.
 
Location. 58° 17.927′ N, 134° 24.222′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Alaska, in Juneau Borough. It is in Downtown Juneau. Marker is at the intersection of Marine Way (Alaska Route 7) and South Franklin Street (Alaska Route 7), on the left when traveling west on Marine Way. Note that AK Route 7 becomes Egan Drive west of Manila Square, continuing northwesterly from Marine Way. To the south and east of Manila Square, it merges into South Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 265 S Franklin St, 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. The Alaska-Juneau Mine (here, next to this marker); Cape Spencer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cape Saint Elias (about 300 feet away); Cape Hinchinbrook
Bust of Dr. José P. Rizal, the martyred father of Philippine independence, in Juneau's Manila Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
2. Bust of Dr. José P. Rizal, the martyred father of Philippine independence, in Juneau's Manila Square
(about 300 feet away); Eldred Rock (about 300 feet away); Cape Sarichef & Scotch Cap (about 300 feet away); Lincoln Rock, Fairway Island & Point Sherman (about 300 feet away); Point Retreat (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Juneau.
 
Additional keywords. immigrant labor; Filipino Community Center, Juneau.
 
Manila Square, Juneau, AK - looking south from the northwest-bound lanes of Marine Drive image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
3. Manila Square, Juneau, AK - looking south from the northwest-bound lanes of Marine Drive
The Filipino Community Center Building - across So. Franklin Street from Manila Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
4. The Filipino Community Center Building - across So. Franklin Street from Manila Square
"Filipino Community Center, Renovated 1983 ... " - plaque on the wall facing Manila Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, September 16, 2013
5. "Filipino Community Center, Renovated 1983 ... " - plaque on the wall facing Manila Square
<i>Juneau: View of City, Mountains and Cableship "Burnside" in Channel </i> image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the US Library of Congress, Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection, circa 1904
6. Juneau: View of City, Mountains and Cableship "Burnside" in Channel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,738 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 30, 2013. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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