Wendler Building, Anchorage

Wendler Building, Anchorage

The Wendler Building is not only one of the oldest buildings in Anchorage, but it is also the only one with a corner turret. It was built in 1915 by A.J. Wendler to operate as a grocery store, with its owner's apartments situated above, on the second floor. It is the oldest commercial building in the city. Nowadays the building serves as a gift shop. The bronze statue of a dog in front of this building marks the starting point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held in Alaska each year.

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Wendler Building on Map

Sight Name: Wendler Building
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles