Skagway in Skagway Borough, Alaska — The American West (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, and Itjen’s long-time friend, took over the museum and moved the building to its present location.
Using historic photographs to guide the process, historic restoration is starting
Erected 2010 by National Park Service.
Location. 59° 27.242′ N, 135° 19.15′ W. Marker is in Skagway, Alaska, in Skagway Borough. Marker is on 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Jeff. Smith’s Parlor is located between Broadway and State Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Skagway AK 99840, United States of America.
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 San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,084 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 7. submitted on October 8, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.