Built in 1913 as a hotel and bordello, the Alaskan was also known as the Northlander; after being condemned in 1977, it was subsequently restored and, in 1981, placed on the National Register of Historic Places
Title from sign on building Note on verso: "First Alaska steam laundry" A dozen people, including six women in white aprons, pose outside the two-story building; in center foreground is a cart loaded with bundles of laundry
Information from note on image: N.W. corner of 3rd and Seward; originally a furniture store and then a theatre; first territorial museum and, by 1960, the State Health Department office of vital statistics
During the winter of 1895-96, Lockie MacKinnon and George Miller erected the Circle City Hotel on Third Street in Juneau, between Seward and Franklin Verso identifies the two people in the center of the image as Lockie MacKinnon and his son...
Street scene showing businesses and automobiles; business signs include the following: Cut Rate Liquor, Rexall Drugs, Gastineau Hotel, Ludwig Nelson Jeweler, Harry Race Drugs, Graves Shoes, and Bailey's Bar