Commission Approves Grant for Juneau Landmark

A landmark in Juneau is getting a preservation grant.

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by Brooks Putman

JUNEAU- A landmark in Juneau is getting a preservation grant.
   
The Alaska Historical Commission has approved a grant of nearly $20,000 to stabilize the Treadwell Mine Salt Water Pump House.
   
The small building is a point of interest for people walking along Sandy Beach on Douglas Island across Gastineau Channel from Juneau.
   
The money will be spent on roofing material and protection of the structure's concrete base from saltwater deterioration.
   
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, the commission chairman, says the building is seen by tourists on cruise ships. He says the structure will fall down if it's not repaired.
   
The pump house was built on the 600-foot Treadwell Wharf in 1914. It supplied saltwater for milling operations and winter fire protection.
   
 

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