Oscar Gill was a local statesman who played a key role in Alaska gaining statehood, but his house achieved fame all on its own. Gill was Anchorage's mayor during Prohibition, when bootlegging was big business. Gill denied any involvement himself, but his house clearly acted as someone's portal for smuggling booze. Window sills could be jerry rigged to send bottles up through the walls and between the studs. Today you can still see pieces of broken bottles inside the walls.
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