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<br />Sponsored by Historic Preservation Commission <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. ~ <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OFFICIALLY <br />NAME THE PARK LOCATED AT 401 RAILWAY AVENUE WITHIN THE UNRE- <br />CORDED WATERFRONT TRACTS OF SEWARD, HOBEN PARK <br /> <br />WHEREAS, throughout its :t70 year history the park located at 401 Railway Avenue has <br />been referred to by many different names including: Hoben Park, Arcade Park, Nile Park, Ladies <br />Garden/Park, Petrovich Park and Iditarod Park; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the park has been identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic <br />Places is a designed landscape significant for its association with Seward's early days of rail and <br />boat traffic; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is essential that the park be officially named to establish an historic <br />landmark for residents and visitors of Seward, and to alleviate confusion during development of <br />the Waterfront area; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, oral and written history document that Hedley "Harry" V. Hoben, former <br />mayor and businessman of Seward, was responsible for the park's existence by providing for the <br />construction and maintenance of the lot; <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Historic Preservation <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. A proposed resolution, attached and incorporated herein by reference, <br />recommending that the City Council officially name the park located at 401 Railway Avenue <br />within the unrecorded Waterfront Tracts, Hoben Park in recognition of the role Mr. Hoben played <br />in the park's and Seward's history, is forwarded to the City Council for consideration. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the Seward Historic Preservation Commission this 19th <br />day of April, 1995. <br />