City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
fax 907-586-5385

Historic Preservation in Juneau

Above: Last Chance Mining Museum

Left: Sentinel Light House

May is Preservation Month and Juneau is ready to celebrate!


Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is a national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities, and Preservation Month is the perfect time for you to share those Juneau places with others.

While there, take a photo holding the This Place Matters logo. Email that photo and a brief description of why it matters to you to and we will share your special place with the rest of Juneau.

To download the This Place Matters logo click on the image, above.



Juneau is in the midst of developing the City’s Historic Preservation Plan and continues to seek community input into the process.

Stakeholders in historic and cultural preservation efforts in the City and Borough of Juneau met on March 15 at the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum (SLAM) and shared feedback regarding preservation planning by looking through the following lenses:

  • Resource Identification & Management
  • Education & Interpretation
  • Economic Incentives & Benefits
  • Advocacy & Partnerships

The Community Development Department will continue to collect input and feedback from community stakeholders and work to produce a draft plan; at which time the public will again be encouraged to share comments. Stay tuned for announcements of public meetings and workshops.

For questions contact Allison Eddins at the Juneau Community Development Department, 586-0758 or


Documents of interest related to the Historic Preservation Plan update:


Photo: Joe Kendler and Douglas Dairy Truck, ca.1919, ASL-P328-03-03

This page is a joint project of the Juneau Community Development Department and Juneau Public Libraries. The planning and development of this web site has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and through the assistance of the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, Department of Natural Resources. However, the contents and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior or the Department of Natural Resources.




Historic Context and Evaluation of Ranger Boats in Alaska, 2012


Downtown Historic District Design Standards & Guidelines





Treadwell Mining Complex: Historic Resources and Site Survey Report (9MB PDF)


Volume One Starr Hill -The Kennedy Street Mineworker's Houses, 1986




In 2015, the Community Development Department, Parks and Recreation Department and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, completed the Evergreen Cemetery Mapping and Brochure Project. For more information, check out the Brochure and the Evergreen Cemetery database below.


The Historic Sites & Structures Inventory was developed as a joint effort between the City & Borough of Juneau Community Development Department and Juneau-Douglas City Museum to provide students, researchers, citizens, and visitors of the community with a one-stop-shop for historic, cultural, and building-related information.

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