City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
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Historic Preservation in Juneau

Alaska Coastal Airlines Hangars

The Alaska Coastal Airlines Hangers (Merchant’s Wharf) is located in Downtown Juneau. It is situated along the coast of the mainland, nestled in Gastineau Channel between Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts. The Alaska Coastal Airlines Hanger is part of the Tidelands Historic Neighborhood.  Over the years, the building has played a vital role in the development of the City and Borough of Juneau as a warehouse facility for the Pacific Coastal Steamship Company, a hanger for the Alaska Coastal Airlines company, and as a retail facility that is still used today.  Although the cargo has changed from goods and services for the local community to that of a tourist economy, this waterfront site remains a major seaport for ships and float plans.

In 2004, given the uncertain future of the Alaska Coastal Airlines Hanger (Merchant’s Wharf) a historic property evaluation was commissioned to research the history of the structure, to document the current condition of the building, to describe changes that have been made to it the throughout the years, and to evaluate the historic significance and integrity of the building.  It was hoped this information would instill a better understanding of the role of this property in the early development of the community.

Click here to view Historic Inventory Survey



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