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 Photo Album 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

*The Gateway Welcome Arch is a 1996 project of Historic Ketchkan

Our #1 Historic Preservation Priority: Yates Memorial Hospital

Yates with some renovation work done

Threatened by demolition at least 4 times over its 111 years, there is new hope for Ketchikan’s first hospital. Historic Ketchikan has partnered with St. John’s Episcopal Church and has committed to take the lead for the restoration and long-term management of this important landmark. When complete, this work will be a milestone that demonstrates to our community the intrinsic value and economic contribution of historic preservation. As an historic centerpiece of the Downtown, the restoration of Yates Memorial Hospital is an essential component of expressing the “story” of Ketchikan.

With grants and volunteer efforts, Historic Ketchikan has already invested nearly $90,000 to stabilize the building, document its history and condition, and begin its restoration. Historic Ketchikan will insure that the building retains its historic character in perpetuity. We are committed to substantially advance the restoration by 2017, in time to honor the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska.

Click here to view a slide presentation.