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Restoration-in-progress photo of the Fort William H. Seward fire hall, located on the grounds of the former U.S. Army post, Fort William H. Seward in Haines, Alaska. In this photo, taken early in the restoration shows the non-tower section of the building’s exterior being prepped to receive western red cedar siding after existing corrugated metal siding was removed. Eventually, the tower was restored from the existing 25-foot height to its original 60-foot height.
According to the National Historic Landmarks register the fort was "established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II.”
Through the years, the historic Fort Seward area has been referred to as Fort William H. Seward, Chilkoot Barracks, and Port Chilkoot.
The fire hall was restored over a two-year period by owners Joanne Waterman and Phyllis Sage who also own the fort’s original guardhouse located next door to the fire hall. That building, now known as the Alaska Guardhouse, is a bed and breakfast.
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