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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2002-024 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING A GRANT APPLICATION BY THE RAY <br />BUILDING PARTNERSHIP (ICEBOX LLC AND ROCKWELL LLC) TO <br />RESTORE THE RAY BUILDING <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the City of Seward placed the Ray Building on the Seward Register of Historic <br />Places in May of 1999; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Ray Building is an important part of Seward's, Alaska's, and the Nation's <br />heritage; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Ray Building, built in 1916 by railroad owner J.W. Harriman and <br />industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, served as the Harriman Bank and L.V. Ray's office space and <br />played an important economic role in the early development of Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in the 1920s, Seward developers C.E. Brown and T.W. Hawkins bought the <br />building, and for six years (1924-1928), it served as an early Seward high school; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the building is thought to one of the first reinforced concrete buildings to be <br />built in all of South Central Alaska; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in 1939, the building took on additional historic importance when it was <br />purchased by L.V. Ray, a pioneer barrister, Mayor of Seward, and President of the first Territorial <br />Senate in Alaska; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Ray Building has been an integral part of Seward's economic, educational, <br />cultural, and governmental history; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Project Manager Trevor McCabe has requested a letter of support for a grant <br />application from the City of Seward. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The City of Seward City Council supports a grant application to restore the Ray <br />Building. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council ofthe city of Seward, Alaska, this 11th <br />day of March, 2002. <br />