It is said to be the most photographed building in Alaska, the Arctic Brotherhood Hall in Skagway. In August 1899, prospectors arrived here, heading for the gold fields of the Klondike. In the building she founds a club, AB - Arctic Brotherhood. It started with 11 members and soon grew to 300. Over time, the Brotherhood spread to other mines and reached at the beginning of the 20th century about 10,000 members. You can already speak of a guild of gold miners. Its symbol, a golden pan and nuggets, is located at the top of the gable. The facade consists of almost 9,000 driftwood sticks. When a restoration was necessary in 2004, at least 60% could be used again. The Brotherhood existed until the 1920s, with membership restricted to white men over 18 years old living in the far north: Alaska, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territory or British Columbia north of parallel 54 degrees. However, US Presidents Warren Harding, Teddy Roosevelt and William McKinley were all honorary members, as was King Edward VII of England.
The building currently houses the visitor information center of the Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau.