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Property Name Government Hill Federal Housing Historic District
Reference Number 14001147
State Alaska
County Anchorage
Town Anchorage
Street Address West Harvard, Delaney, and Brown Streets
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/14/2015
Areas of Significance Community planning and Development
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The Government Hill Federal Housing Historic District, north of downtown Anchorage and the Alaska Railroad yard, is a distinct group of houses and duplexes built by the Federal government between 1915 and 1950. The district is eligible under Criterion A at the local level. The district grew as a series of housing projects on federal land to meet the needs for housing employees first in a new city and again when the military established a major base in World War II. The sequence of houses built by the federal government in the area illustrates the federal government's long presence in Anchorage. The neighborhood stood geographically apart from other residential neighborhoods in Anchorage, remaining isolated until the early 1950s. Today the neighborhood continues to have a unique cohesion. The period of significance is the year 1950, when building in the district from the various federal programs stood and before new houses were built in close proximity to the east end of the district.

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