Structure Type: built works - public buildings - hospitals

Designers: Maloney, John W., Architect (firm); John W. Maloney (architect)

Dates: constructed 1940

3 stories

Anchorage, AK

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Run by the Sisters of Providence, this 120-room hospital served the sparse population of southwest AK. The is same order operated the large Providence Hospital in Seattle, WA.

The three-story hospital had a T-shaped plan, each leg of the T accommodating double-loaded corridors. In appearance it had a WPA Moderne look, resembling a factory administration building of the time. Seen from the front, the central bay, stood taller than the bi-lateral wings, its height exaggerated by the vertical lines of the entry portico. A hipped roof cupola marked the center of the cross, its peak graced with a crucifix. Both wings had projecting courses on all three floors, running their lengths and stressing the horizontal. As was typical for WPA-era institutional buildings, windows wrapped around corners.

PCAD id: 17362