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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) (Jet Lowe)

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

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Wrangell Museum (Wrangell Public School)", [Wrangell, 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, 200-200.

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