In 1933, the city built a new city hall on the corner of Cushman Street and 4th Avenue. The two-story concrete building is a good example of a modernized Classical Revival design. The building was used as the Fairbanks City Hall until 1995 and for many years also housed the fire and police departments and town jail. The building now houses the Fairbanks Community Museum, administered by a local nonprofit organization and featuring Alaskana on loan from private collectors.
This museum tells the history of Fairbanks and was founded to help revitalize the downtown area. It features interpretive displays, period artifacts, newspapers, archival photos, extensive dog mushing memorabilia, and the official Yukon Quest store.
Summer: Mo-Fri 10am-4pm and by appt. Winter: 11am-3pm Mo-Fri and by appt.