Skagway, Alaska — Northwest
Jeff. Smith’s Parlor
In the years following Soapy’s death, this false-front wood-frame building changed hands several times, serving as a restaurant, the Hook & Ladder Truck and Hose shed, and in 1935 was purchased by Skagway resident and tourism promoter, Martin Itjen. Itjen’s reopened the building as Jeff. Smith’s Parlor Museum, and it soon became the highlight of Itjen’s gold rush tours until his death in 1942. George Rapuzzi, a collector of gold rush memorabilia,
Using historic photographs to guide the process, historic restoration is starting this summer with archaeological excavations, followed by construction of a foundation. Original artifacts and memorabilia from Jeff. Smith’s Parlor Museum will be on display once the restoration is complete.
Erected 2010 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1897.
Location. 59° 27.242′ N, 135° 19.15′ W. Marker is in Skagway, Alaska. Marker is on 2nd Avenue. Jeff. Smith’s Parlor is located between Broadway and State Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Skagway AK 99840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fatal Duel (within shouting distance of this marker); Arctic Brotherhood Camp Skagway (within shouting distance of this marker); Skagway and White Pass (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inspector Charles Constantine (about 400 feet away); Skagway Centennial Statue (about 400 feet away); Three Thousand Pack Animals (about 400 feet away); Bank of Alaska (approx. ¼ mile away); Mollie Walsh (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skagway.
Also see . . . Alias Soapy Smith. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Additional keywords. Criminals, Outlaws, Criminal Activity
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 7. submitted on October 8, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.