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Van Gilder Hotel, Seward 1950

The Van Gilder Hotel on Fourth Avenue. This old building was built in the early 1900's. Seward, 96 miles from Soldotna, was a main point of commerce for early settlers on the Peninsula. Babies were born at the Seward Hospital. People sought the services of the dentist there. Hardware & building supplies were to be had there as well as food, clothing, & variety shops. It was often a two or three day stay in the port city. The docking of an Alaska Steamship, with railroad connections to Anchorage, was a year-round event.

Individuals

n/a

Collection

Mullen Collection

Location

Van Gilder Hotel, Seward, Alaska

Date

1950

Photographer

Vern Coumbe

Image Type

color slide

Dimensions

5cm-5cm

Condition

good

Identified By

Marge Mullen

Date Cataloged

2000-10-24

Archive Location

KPC Anthropology Lab


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