The Wendler Building is a historic commercial building at 400 D Street in Anchorage, Alaska. Built in 1915 by Tony and Florence Wendler, it is the oldest commercial building in the city. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

Wendler Building
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Wendler Building is located in Downtown Anchorage
Wendler Building
Wendler Building is located in Anchorage
Wendler Building
Wendler Building is located in Alaska
Wendler Building
Location400 D Street, Anchorage, Alaska
Coordinates61°13′6″N 149°53′23″W / 61.21833°N 149.88972°W / 61.21833; -149.88972
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1915 (1915)
NRHP reference No.88000730[1]
Added to NRHPJune 24, 1988

History edit

Originally located at 4th and I Streets, it was moved to its present location in 1984. It was used by the Wendlers as a store until 1920, after which Florence Wendler converted it to a boarding house. In 1948, she and her daughters opened Club 25, an exclusive private club for women. It was eventually opened to general membership, and was for many years a landmark of the city's social scene.[2]

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References edit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Tony and Florence Wendler". Cook Inlet Historical Society. Retrieved January 23, 2015.