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Wrangell Museum (Wrangell Public School)

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Wrangell Public School
1906; 1912, enlarged. 126 Second St., corner of Bevier
  • Wrangell Museum (Wrangell Public School)

The Wrangell Museum was built as a public school. It is one story, H-shaped in plan. Two wings face the front, connected by a recessed entryway reached by a double flight of stairs. Constructed in 1906, the building was enlarged in 1912, when both wings were extended toward the rear for an overall length of 83 feet. A bell tower in the center of the roof and ornamental shingles in the gables are the only decoration on an otherwise plain, bevel-sided building.

When the school building was converted to a museum in the 1960s, several partitions were removed. Windows in one half of the building have been painted over to protect the museum's collection.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Wrangell Museum (Wrangell Public School)", [Wrangell, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SE062.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 200-200.

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