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Valentine Building

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1905. 1913, addition. 202 Front St.
  • Valentine Building

On the same block as the Gross Building, the Valentine Building occupies the oblique-angled corner of Front and Seward streets. Emery Valentine, a jeweler who served six terms as mayor, built the first part of the building on Seward Street in 1904; when it was extended to wrap around the corner to Front Street in 1913, it doubled in size. Two stories on a steeply sloping site, the building has a partial mezzanine level and plate-glass windows. On the second level, the windows are separated by fluted pilasters; above them, a modillioned cornice crowns a deep entablature with a denticulated architrave. On the interior, the original ornamented ceiling is exposed in the corner store, while the rest of the building still has drop ceilings.

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Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Valentine Building", [Juneau, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SE019.4.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 174-174.

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