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Buckner Building
Address  Blackstone Rd, Whittier, AK 99693, USA
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayClosed
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The Buckner Building is an abandoned former U.S. military building in Whittier, Alaska. Designed by Foss, Malcolm and Olsen architects, it was constructed by the military in 1953 as a combined mess hall, sleeping quarters, recreational, medical and administrative facility and used to be one of the largest buildings in Alaska, often being referred to as "the city under one roof". The building was slightly damaged by the 9.2 1964 Alaska earthquake, though damage was minimized by its reinforced concrete construction. There was no structural damage to the building, and subsequent inspections found the building to be in good condition. The building continued to operate until 1966, at which point it was shuttered when the Port of Whittier was transferred to the General Services Administration for disposal.

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