The White Cliff building was purchased by a private developer who commissioned Welsh Whiteley Architects to develop construction documents for rehabilitation of the building to house local municipal offices. Welsh Whiteley Architects also performed research on the applicability of historic preservation tax credits for renovation.  This option was not pursued because the lease agreement with the municipality allowed a purchase option, which is not permitted with these credits.


The bulk of the renovation was completed in spring of 2009.


Welsh Whiteley Architects continued to provide professional design services to the developer for interior tenant improvements until the building was purchased by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in 2010.

Historic  photo courtesy of the Tongass Historical Society

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