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Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall

Sitka, Alaska
County of Sitka.
National Register Number: 72000192
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Social - meeting hall. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
The Tlingits founded the the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood Society in Sitka in 1912 to fight discrimination against Alaska's natives and to obtain recognition of their rights and compensation for their lands. In 1914 the Society built this large frame building as a meeting hall and headquarters. It remains a symbol of the political power the group attained.

Although the ANB Hall is still in use, structural pilings continue to deteriorate and original interior fabric is slowly being replaced by more contemporary materials. NPS historical architects have provided initial guidance to address stabilization and preservation efforts, but no action has been taken. Cumulative alterations and deterioration are threatening the integrity of the Landmark.

The owner requested $50,000 for these repairs from the FY09 State legislature, but the project was vetoed.

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov