Yukon Hotel - Dawson, Yukon Territory
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 64° 03.552 W 139° 26.306
7W E 576212 N 7104545
Quick Description: The Yukon Hotel is a small wooden false-front building on First Avenue, ''Dawson City’s'' major street at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada
Date Posted: 6/24/2020 12:48:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM12P26
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The Yukon Hotel is a small wooden false-front building on First Avenue, ''Dawson City’s'' major street at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. Its log side walls and pitched roof are visible from Third Avenue which runs beside its site.

Heritage Value:

The Yukon Hotel was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1982 because:
- it was typical of commercial structures built at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.
The heritage value of the Yukon Hotel resides in its representation of typical commercial structures built at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush as illustrated by its site, setting and composition. Built in 1898 by J. E. Binet, the Yukon Hotel was first known as the Binet Block. Initially rented for Government Offices, it became a hotel in 1900 and served as such under a variety of names until 1957. Today it has been restored as part of Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada.
Source: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, 1982.

Character-Defining-Elements:

Key elements that contribute to the heritage value of this site include:
- its siting flush to the sidewalk on a major street within downtown ''Dawson City'';
- its boom town architectural vocabulary translated as a rectangular footprint, two-and-a-half pitched roof massing, behind a three-storey false-front;
- its log construction with milled lumber façade;
- the simple articulation of the three-bay façade with central entry between large, multi-pane commercial windows, second-storey balcony and false window at third-storey level;
- its wooden detailing, notably the ornate balcony railing and brackets;
- the functionally driven arrangement of apertures on all other elevations;
- its use of pressed metal as a roofing material;
- the surviving evidence of original interior layout, workmanship and materials."

Reference: (visit link)
Official Heritage Registry: [Web Link]

Address:
Corner of Front and Church Streets, Dawson, Yukon Territory


Heritage Registry Page Number: Not listed

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