Old Main School Building Features & Quilt

In front of City Hall and to the left of the front doors you’ll see a sculpture called Il Ponte which means “the bridge” in Italian. The sculpture was a gift from the Italian town Fanano, the birthplace of Felix Pedro. It represents the long journey the two cities took to establish a Sister City relationship, which permanently links our shared histories.

On the second floor of City Hall, look for a quilt hanging in the city council chambers. Stop by the Mayor’s office first to check-in. Local community activist Janel Thompson spearheaded the project by selecting a number of historical photographs depicting the evolution of Fairbanks. Those photographs were transferred to fabric and local volunteers quilted them together, forming a distinctive and beautiful visual portrayal of how life in Fairbanks changed from a mining camp to a thriving community.

Open to the public

National Register of Historic Places

Getting There

Cushman Street & 8th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Driving Directions