Sons of Norway Hall

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Sons of Norway Hall
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Sons of Norway Hall, Petersburg.jpg
Sons of Norway Hall in Petersburg, Alaska
Sons of Norway Hall is located in Alaska
Sons of Norway Hall
Location10 Sing Lee Alley, Petersburg, Alaska
Coordinates56°48′38″N 132°57′33″W / 56.81059°N 132.95911°W / 56.81059; -132.95911Coordinates: 56°48′38″N 132°57′33″W / 56.81059°N 132.95911°W / 56.81059; -132.95911
Arealess than one acre
Built1912
Built bySons of Norway Lodge Members
NRHP reference #79003765[1]
AHRS #PET-119
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 10, 1979
Designated AHRSDecember 21, 1977

The Sons of Norway Hall, also known as Fedrelandet Lodge #23, is a historic fraternal society building on Indian St. in Petersburg, Alaska. It is a large two-story wood frame structure with a gambrel roof, measuring about 105 feet (32 m) in length and 55 feet (17 m) in width. Built in 1912 by volunteers, it was the first Sons of Norway lodge building built in Alaska. The hall was built large enough to stage events involving the entire community of Petersburg, and it was used for many years for all types of civic, social, public, and private events. During World War II it was used as an armory, and it served as a National Guard headquarters in the 1960s.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979.[1]

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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. ^ Sharon Burrell and Michael Kennedy (January 24, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sons of Norway Hall / Fedrelandet Lodge #23". National Park Service. and accompanying photos