Historic Ketchikan

Historic Ketchikan

Please take a moment to learn about us, our projects and our publications. If you would like to work with us for economic development through historic preservation, check out the Membership page, or give the executive director a call.

Meanwhile, click on the History tab to check out the pictures of the many properties and neighborhoods in Ketchikan on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Picture of the Ketchikan Welcome Arch

"Alaska’s Most Vibrant Community"

Yates Building as it looks today

The Arthur Yates Memorial Hospital Building

The Yates Building has been left on its own, unoccupied, for many years. The Episcopal Church has determined that the building should be demolished.

On September 27, 2011, a meeting was held in the church undercroft, sponsored by Historic Ketchikan, Inc and the Tongass Historical Society. The meeting was attended by church officials and pastor, representatives of construction firms and architects, and interested community members.

We are very pleased to report that after several months of discussion with officials of the Episcopal Church, the Church and Historic Ketchikan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow Historic Ketchikan to move forward with restoration of the building.

Click here to view pictures from the presentation.