11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Richard H. Allen Memorial Auditorium

Year Listed: 1999
Location: Alaska
Threat: Deterioration, Neglect

Significance

Founded in 1878 as a trade school, Sheldon Jackson College is the oldest educational institution in Alaska and has played a nationally significant role in the education of Native Alaskans and in transforming the social and political history of Southeast Alaska Native communities. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001, the Sheldon Jackson College campus includes a historic quadrangle of Arts and Crafts style academic buildings, situated on the Sitka waterfront. The Richard H. Allen Memorial Auditorium has been the centerpiece of the college's campus since it was constructed in 1910.