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Courthouse Square…

Courthouse Square

Courthouse Square

Located between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in downtown Fairbanks, the former Federal Courthouse and Post Office is now home to numerous attorneys, therapists and a real estate office. The Alaska Public Lands Information center has moved to the new Morris Thompson Cultural Center.

The original 1904 building commissioned by Judge James Wickersham was destroyed by fire in 1906. The current building was built in 1932 of steel reinforced concrete… a building many at the time said would not survive the harsh Fairbanks winters. Almost 80 years later, it seems the old girl is still going strong. Courthouse Square holds the honor of having the very first elevator installed in Fairbanks, which btw, is still in daily operation.

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February 8, 2009 - Posted by | Digital Buffet

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