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Property Name Creek Street Historic District
Reference Number 14000454
State AK
County Ketchikan Gateway
Town Ketchikan
Street Address Creek St., Married Man's Trail & Totem Way
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/6/2014
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development, Social History
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The Creek Street Historic District is a cohesive neighborhood that represents the social and economic history of Ketchikan and Alaska during the first half of the twentieth century. It represents individuals from many walks of life and many cultural backgrounds whose skills and talents contributed to the development and growth of the city. Early residents included Native people, business proprietors, trades people, and prostitutes. The district embodies distinctive characteristics of Ketchikan's early residential architecture and adaptation to the location. While many of the dwellings lack individual distinction, they are representative of simple, frontier, southeast Alaska construction using local materials built on pilings over tidewater and designed to serve the rapidly growing territory.

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