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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

Yukon Saw Mill Office Historic Site

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
1. Yukon Saw Mill Office Historic Site Marker
Inscription. The Yukon Saw Mill Company was one of the first to cut timber in the Klondike, registering its first timber lease in March of 1898. At its peak, the company’s machine shop was the largest north of Vancouver, and its lumberyard stretched over three city blocks. The economic impact from these operations was far-reaching, not only for local workers, but also for the First nations and non-First Nations contractors who cut the timber and rafted huge log booms down the Yukon River to the Dawson sawmills.

The Yukon Saw Mill Company Office housed the machine shop, sales area, and offices. In 1902 the machine shop business was expanded, reflecting a change in the economy away from the building and construction industry, towards providing supply and repair services to mining companies operating in the Dawson region, The combination of functional design and superior craftsmanship make the Yukon Saw Mill Company Office an excellent example of vernacular architecture designed for industrial use. Its Front and Duke Street facades and corner entrance are typical of the commercial properties in Dawson in the early 1900s. Yukon Government
 
Erected by Yukon Government.
 
Location. 64° 3.949′ N, 139° 25.809′ W. Marker is in

Yukon Saw Mill Office image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
2. Yukon Saw Mill Office
Marker located to the left of the building.
Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Duke Street on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson City, Yukon Territory Y0B 1G0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The B.Y.N. Co. Ticket Office/La billettetereie de la compagnie B.Y.N. (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Post Office/Le bureau de poste (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dawson Daily News (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rev. William Henry Judge, S.J. (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Northern Commercial Co. Warehouse (approx. 0.4 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.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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