Alaskan Hotel and Bar

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Alaskan Hotel
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Alaskan Hotel and Bar, Juneau, Alaska cropped.jpg
Alaskan Hotel and Bar is located in Juneau
Alaskan Hotel and Bar
Location 167 South Franklin Street, Juneau, Alaska
Coordinates 58°18′1″N 134°24′18″W / 58.30028°N 134.40500°W / 58.30028; -134.40500Coordinates: 58°18′1″N 134°24′18″W / 58.30028°N 134.40500°W / 58.30028; -134.40500
Area less than one acre
Built 1912 (1912)
Built by McCloskey Brothers; Jules B. Caro
Part of Juneau Downtown Historic District (#94000603)
NRHP reference # 78000526[1]
AHRS # JUN-125
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 25, 1978
Designated CP June 17, 1994
Designated AHRS May 10, 1977

The Alaskan Hotel and Bar, also known as the Northlander Hotel and The Alaskan, is a historic establishment and the oldest operating hotel in Juneau, Alaska, its opening dating back to 1913. The owners, three miners who struck it rich in the nearby Coast Range, tied the hotel's keys to a helium balloon and released it, signifying that the hotel would never close.[2] The building was briefly condemned in the 1970s, but was rehabilitated by new owners.[3][4]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978[1] and was included as a contributing property to Juneau Downtown Historic District in 1994.[5]

In 2003 the Food Network show Food Finds filmed a segment at the establishment.[6] In September 2013, the Travel Channel program Hotel Impossible filmed an episode at the hotel.[7]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Beaumont, Stephen; Fortran, Janet (June–July 2003). "Liberty Inn". American Heritage. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Schmid, Christine (September 11, 2003). "The Alaska celebrates 90th birthday". Juneau Empire. 
  4. ^ "NRHP nomination for Alaskan Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "NRHP nomination for Juneau Downtown Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-27. 
  6. ^ "Food Network focuses on Juneau". Alaska Journal of Commerce. Anchorage, AK: Morris Communications. August 13, 2003. Archived from the original on September 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ Phu, Lisa (September 18, 2013). "Alaskan Hotel to get TV makeover". Juneau, AK: KTOO-TV. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 

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