Jacksonville vs Anchorage: A larger city by land areaAugust 3, 2015 18 comments Print Article
With the help of an original founding member, Metro Jacksonville takes a visit to the downtown of a city that's larger than Jacksonville by land area: Anchorage, Alaska.
Historic 4th Avenue
4th Avenue is the historic heart of downtown Anchorage. When the city rapidly increased in population during the 1940s, 4th Avenue emerged as the city's main east-west street. Today, 4th Avenue remains one of Anchorage's most vibrant and walkable mixed-use corridors.
Peratrovich Park surrounds Anchorage's old city hall and is a popular location for concerts and other outdoor performances. The park is named for Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich. Elizabeth Peratrovich was an important civil rights activist credited with advocacy leading to the passage of the first anti-discrimination law in the United States in 1945.
The Hilton Anchorage offers 20,000-square-feet of flexible meeting and event space. Standing 243 feet, the 21-story tower is the city's third tallest building.
Photographs by James Boyle