The Arctic Brotherhood Hall, an example of rustic architecture, was built in 1899 for the Fraternal Order of the Arctic Brotherhood. Eleven men organized the fraternity on February 26, 1899, while en route from Seattle to Skagway. The organization was formed to provide mutual assistance, friendship, and social interaction in the northern communities.
Questions for Photo 5
1. Why do you think this building became one of the most photographed buildings in Alaska?
2. Describe the exterior. Why might the Brotherhood have wanted to decorate their building in this way?
3. What activities do you think might have taken place here?
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