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Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
 

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

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

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 64° 3.36′ N, 139° 26.072′ W. Marker is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is on Fifth Avenue

N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 4, 2010
2. N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters
. Touch for map. This marker is located on Fifth Avenue between Hanson and Turner Streets. 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. 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.
 
Categories. Government
 
N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters image. Click for full size.
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. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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