Friday, December 12, 2014
George C. Thomas Library, Fairbanks, Alaska
[LIB11213] - In 1942 St. Matthew’s Church turned the library over to the City of Fairbanks and it served as the city library until 1968 when the Fairbanks North Star Borough assumed ownership of the library. The library continued to operate from the building until 1977 when the much larger Noel Wien Library opened. The Borough sold the building at that time. It has served a variety of commercial purposes since then.
In 1972, the site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1978 it became a National Historic Landmark. [Source]