Wickersham House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 58° 18.222 W 134° 24.694
8V E 534486 N 6462673
Quick Description: Also known as House of Wickersham and Alaskan Heritage Resource Survey Site No. JUN-021.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2008 10:44:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM42PN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Hammond-Wickersham House was built by Frank Hammond, Sheep Creek Mine Superintendent, in 1899. In 1928, Judge James Wickersham, noted Alaskan lawyer, politician, historian, and author bought the house.

At age 45, Wickersham was the first white man to attempt to climb up Mount McKinley. He had climbed every major peak of the Olympic Peninsula before coming to Alaska. While delegate to congress, Wickersham won legislation creating Mt. McKinley National Park.

The House of Wickersham and its collections are managed by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Street address:
213 7th Street
Juneau, AK USA


County / Borough / Parish: Juneau

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person - Literature, Law, Politics/Government

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949

Historic function: Domesitc Single Dwelling

Current function: Recreation and Culture Museum

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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