Friday, July 6, 2012

Historic buildings on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus

Here are some historic building on the UAF campus that are worth visiting.

 Bunnell House--the residence of the school's first president, Charles Bunnell. Bult in 1921, it is one of the oldest buildings on campus.

 Signers' Hall--built in 1931. It was the first concrete building on campus, and started life as the school gymnasium. The proposed state constitution for Alaska was signed here on February 6, 1956.

Rainey-Skarland cabin--built in 1936 by Foelich Rainey, the first professor of anthropology at the university. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Carl Ben Eielson Memorial Buidling--completed in 1940 as a tribute to pioneering Alaskan aviator, Ben Eielson. Here is a link to a drawing and post I did on the building.

Consitution Hall--completed in 1955 as the Student Union Building. It was finished just in time to host the Alaska Constitutional Convention. Delegates met here for 75 days drafting the state constitution.

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