Commissioner's Residence

Historic Building in Dawson City

Built in 1901 to house the territorial commissioner, this proud building was designed to give potential civic investors confidence in the city. The building was the longtime home of Martha Black, who came to the Yukon in 1898, owned a lumberyard and was elected to the Canadian Parliament at age 70. (Martha Black by Flo Whyard is a great book about this remarkable woman.)

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