Information supporting protection of the theatre.
Proposal to Alaska Historical Commission on Behalf of the 4th Avenue Theatre
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
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The complete document is 110 pages.
“Anchorage’s 4th Avenue Theatre is one of the most significant historical and cultural sites in the state of Alaska, comparable to Constitution Hall on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Castle Hill in Sitka (where the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the U.S. took place), the totems and clan house in Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan, and the capitol building in Juneau, among others.”
The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation has announced the properties on the Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties. The theatre has been listed 1991, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. 2018, and 2019. AAHP has compiled this annual list since 1991.
Article on Austin “Cap” Lathrop with photos.
Making the Case for Historic Theatres
The impact and importance of the performing arts on the cultural and economic life of American cities has been felt since the very first theater and vaudeville houses sprung up on Main Streets throughout the country.