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Col. Everett S. Davis Building

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The Davis Building is headquarters to the Alaskan Command—an organization of army, navy, and air force commanders—and the Alaskan Air Command. The reinforced-concrete building has the blockiness of the Moderne style and the ornament of the Art Deco.

A central three-story block is flanked by tall, two-story windows in end bays. Originally those windows were all glass block, and they remain partially of that material. Set back from the front are two-story blocks on each side, and set back from that, two-story lateral wings. The flat roof is accented by zigzag ornament at the cornice. The interior has been remodeled, and little original detail remains. In 1977, the building was named for the first commander at Elmendorf and father of the Alaskan Air Command.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Col. Everett S. Davis 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, 104-104.

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