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Alaska Steam Laundry Building

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1901. 174 South Franklin St.

Across the street from the Alaskan Hotel is the Alaska Steam Laundry Building, constructed for E. R. Jaeger and his wife, who ran a lucrative business in a town full of single men. The corner turret is all the more unusual because the building is not on a corner lot; the turret projects 3 feet and is crowned by a conical patterned-shingled roof. The two-story, 39-foot-by-60-foot building has show windows on the first floor, paired windows on the second, and a modillioned cornice. The Jaeger family originally lived in the apartment on the second floor.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Alaska Steam Laundry Building", [Juneau, 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, 174-174.

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