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Animal Control Center

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1986–1987, Livingston Slone, Inc. 4711 S. Bragaw
  • Animal Control Center (Jet Lowe)

The Animal Control Center is a lively building, endeavoring to make visitors—viewed as potential adopters—feel warm and happy about the place, while serving its primary function of animal storage. The one-story building has a two-story, gabled pavilion marking the entrance; the primary colors of its open framework contrast with the gray paint of the vertical-board walls. The pavilion is the entrance to a translucent-roofed transverse hallway, which retains the colorful framework. This strong axis also defines the functions; to the left are rooms pertaining to people, while on the right are dog and cat kennels. The reception desk is located at the far end of the hall, so visitors must walk past potential adoptees in their cages. The building was designed by Livingston Slone, Inc., of Anchorage.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Animal Control Center", [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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