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City of Seward Legislative Hist
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<br />Sponsored by: Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2001 -04 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, SUPPORTING A FY 2001 HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />FUND DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE EXTERIOR <br />RESTORA TION OF THE VAN GILDER HOTEL IN SEWARD <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Office of History and Archaeology is accepting applications for 200 1 <br />Historic Preservation Fund development project grants; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the intent of the grant program is to provide assistance to owners of National <br />Register of Historic Places properties to ensure the continued use and integrity of historic properties, <br />stimulate economic development through heritage tourism, and increase public awareness and <br />appreciation of Alaska's heritage; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the owner of the Van Gilder Hotel has prepared a grant application to restore <br />the exterior of the historic structure to its original construction and finish, including replacement of <br />most of the windows; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Van Gilder Hotel in Seward, Alaska is listed on the National Register of <br />Historic Places for its association with persons and events which made a significant contribution to <br />local and State history; and because it possesses integrity of location, setting, materials and <br />workmanship that represents a distinguishable entity in Alaska's past, present and future; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Seward Historic Preservation Plan supports the restoration and <br />rehabilitation of Seward's historic properties as identified in the following goals for historic <br />preservation: <br /> <br />Maintain the historic character of Seward while encouraging its development as a <br />commercial, cultural, and tourist center; <br /> <br />Ally historic preservation and economic development in Seward through the <br />promotion of heritage tourism and adaptive re-use of historic buildings and <br />structures; and <br /> <br />Identify and preserve the diverse aspects of Seward's history; buildings, sites, <br />structures, trails, landscapes, archives, transportation facilities, downtown district, <br />and artifacts. <br />
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