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Sons of Norway Hall

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1912. Indian St.
  • Sons of Norway Hall (Alison K. Hoagland)
  • Sons of Norway Hall (Jet Lowe)

Set on pilings over the water, this barnlike building was constructed in 1912. Lacking a public meeting place, Norwegians—who comprised the bulk of the population—constructed this hall for dances, basketball games, banquets, and conventions. It was renovated in 1985.

The two-and-a-half-story building, measuring 55 feet by 105 feet, has a gambrel roof with gable dormers. The wood-framed structure is covered with beveled siding. There is a hooded double door to the main hall and, along one side, a covered walkway and exterior stairway. On the other two sides, shutters decorated with rosemaling adorn the windows.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Sons of Norway Hall", [Petersburg, 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, 197-197.

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