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Anchorage Police Department Building

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1986, GDM and Associates. 4501 S. Bragaw
  • Anchorage Police Department Building (Jet Lowe, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER), National Park Service)

Interesting for its use of concrete, the Anchorage Police Department Headquarters was designed by GDM and Associates of Fairbanks and completed in 1986. The two-story building is entered through its gable end, with a one-story section off to one side. The walls are clad in gray concrete, scored to resemble square tiles, and liberally trimmed with a smooth pinkish concrete. In the 1980s, colored concrete emerged as a popular material among Alaskan architects, and this building is a good example of its versatility.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Anchorage Police Department Building", [Anchorage, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 98-98.

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