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Reception Building

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1908. Second St. and Browning Ave.

Built as the Reception Saloon in 1908, this two-story, wood-framed building has a clapboard exterior and modillioned cornice. The original storefront entrance was lost when the first floor was converted to apartments at the onset of Prohibition, but in the mid-1980s that storefront was restored. The building exhibits the plainness of Cordova's early commercial buildings.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Reception Building", [Cordova, 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, 143-143.

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