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<br />Sponsored by Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. 99-05 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL PLACE <br />THE JOHNSTON BUILDING ON THE SEWARD REGISTER OF <br />HISTORIC PLACES <br /> <br />WHEREAS, City Council Ordinance No. 95-10, established the Seward Register of <br />Historic Places in order to locally recognize properties important in Seward's history; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, an application to place the Johnston Building on the Seward Register of <br />Historic Places has been prepared for review and recommendation to the City Council; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Johnston Building was originally constructed as a private residence on <br />Lots 29 and 30, Block 23, Original Townsite of Seward, in 1930 by Robert W. Johnston; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Robert W. Johnston moved to Seward as a teenager in 1904, and <br />homesteaded in the Bear Lake area, north of Seward in 1909; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, at the time of its construction in 1930, the building was one of very few <br />located north of Lowell Creek, which until 1940 ran down Jefferson Street; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the building is significant for its association with one of Seward's early <br />pioneers, and the early development of the community. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Historic Preservation <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Johnston Building is eligible for placement on the Seward Register of <br />Historic Places as a property associated with historic events or persons of local and state <br />significance. <br /> <br />Section 2. It is hereby recommended that the City Council place the Johnston Building on <br />the Seward Register of Historic Places. <br /> <br />Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />