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McDonald's (First National Bank Building)

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First National Bank Building
1899. 130 Front St.
  • McDonald's (First National Bank Building) (Richard W. Longstreth)

This McDonald's deserves recognition for its sensitive adaptation of an existing commercial building; the tiny golden arches in the frieze are an in-joke more than an advertisement. Built to house the First National Bank, the two-story, wood-framed building was constructed in 1899. All of the siding, window surrounds, and cornice had been removed before the recent restoration.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "McDonald's (First National Bank 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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