Preservation Issues Related to the Peter Pan Cannery in Dillingham, Alaska
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Type of Work70 p.
ProgramMA in Historic Preservation
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SubjectsSalmon canning industry -- Alaska
Salmon fisheries -- Alaska
Historic preservation -- Theses
This thesis explores the history and significance of the canned salmon industry in Alaska and the Bristol Bay region. Preservation issues related to the Peter Pan Cannery in Dillingham, Alaska are discussed. These issues include National Register listing, tourism, and federal investment tax credits. The Peter Pan Cannery is situated on the Nushagak River and is representative of salmon canneries in Alaska. The cannery complex consists of twenty-four structures, most of which are wood-framed and metal sided buildings. The entire cannery complex expresses the operation of the canned salmon industry. Among canneries in Alaska, the Peter Pan Cannery is one of the best candidates for preservation because it remains operational and is in stable shape.