Anchorage Alaska Pictures

Anchorage Alaska Pictures is a nostalgic look back at Anchor Town, submitted by our website visitors and from members of Anchorage Memories VIP Newsletter.

Anchorage Alaska Pictures

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Downtown Anchorage

4th Avenue


Photo courtesy David Jensen

Looking west, notice the 4th Avenue Theatre to the left

4th Avenue

Downtown Anchorage


Photo by Jim Zoller

1956 Anchorage, AlaskaLooking toward the Chugach mountains

In the Picture:

Looking east. How many businesses can you see?

Entering Spenard


Photo Courtesy of Linda Miller

Spenard road in Anchorage Alaska in 1958.Spenard Road 1958

In the Picture:

Going into Spenard where Minnesota is now.

The sign reads "Entering Spenard The Land of the Free For All"

The Sears Mall

Circa 1968

Sears Mall, first mall in Anchorage, Alaska 1968.Anchorage's first mall

In The Picture:

The Sears Mall at E. Northern Lights and the Seward Highway.

Alaska's first mall.

Stores included Carr's Food Center, Andy's Carmel Corn, Sheffield Cafeteria and Pub, Grandma's Closet, Ben Franklin.

Alaska Railroad Building

and Anchorage Docks

Circa 1950s

Anchorage docks and Alaska Railroad building circa 1950s.Winter Day in Anchorage

Carr's Super Market

Circa 1954 - 1955

Carr's Supermarket in 1954 or 1955 Anchorage, Alaska.A busy shopping day


4th Avenue


Anchorage in 1944How things have changed

4th Avenue


Photo courtesy of Kimberly Starks

Anchorage parade 1956Time for a parade

In the Picture:

Drum Major, Alice Wanda Turner

Anchorage High School

Bootlegger's Cove


Photo by Cindy Pendleton

Bootlegger-coveSummertime in Anchorage

Betty Faris Apparel

Circa 1950s

About the Picture:

Between 3rd and 4th Avenues

Owned and operated by Izzie Brundage

Photo courtesy of Doug Brundage

Betty Ferris ApparelBetty Faris Apparel in Downtown Anchorage Circa 1950s

Bi Lo Grocery Store

Circa 1974 or 1975

Photo courtesy of Clytie Alaimo (on the pony)

Bi Lo Grocery storeSummer fum

Can I submit my Anchorage Alaska pictures?

Yes. Website visitors to Anchorage Memories would love to see your pictures of Anchor Town from the 1940s, 1950, 1960s and 1970s.

You can easily send us your pictures as an email attachment. And remember to tell us what the picture is and the year.

Send your pictures to mike@anchorage

Chester Creek Flats


Photo by Cindy Pendleton

A winter view

About the Picture:

Overlooking Chester Creek Flats before in became Westchester Lagoon.

Eklutna Chapel

Photo courtesy of Gene Gough

Eklutna Chapel hand drawn pictureHand Drawn, Eklutna Chapel

About the Picture:

Hand drawn by Carola Gough

President Nixon's Motorcade


President Nixon in Anchorage AlaskaPresident Nixon Visits Anchorage, 1971

About the Picture:

When President Nixon met with Japanese Emperor Hirohito in Anchorage.

Taken on Northern Lights on the way to the home of Walter J. Hickel.

Rayfield's 76 gas station and Bilo grocery in the background.

La Casita

Photo courtesy of Roxann Regenstreif

La Casita Mexican restaurantAn Anchorage favorite

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Eldeberry Park

west end of 5th Avenue


Photo by Cindy Pendleton

eldeberry-park-anchorageFun at the park

4th Avenue Anchorage

circa 1940s or 1950s

Photo courtesy of Cordell Dow

downtown-anchorageHow many businesses do you recognize

In the picture:

Cub Scout troop 817

Food Center, owned by Keith Lesh

J. Vic Brown Anchorage Jewelry store

Siedenverg's (before it was Siedenverg and Kays)

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Early Log Home 1915

Photo courtesy of Gary R Smith

Anchorage log home 1915After the tents came log homes

About the Picture:

Swan and Lisa Swanson's Home

Their daughter, Ingaborge is the mother of Gary R Smith

Anchorage Alaska Pictures from the early days.

Downtown Anchorage

4th Avenue 1968

Photo by Cindy Pendleton

Anchorage 4th Avenue 1968Summer view of Anchorage's main street

Theda Comstock

"The Woman's Touch" Kitchen Set

Photo courtesy of RB Laurie

Theda Comstock kitchen TV setTheda is on the right in dark clothing

About the Picture:

Theda is on the right in dark clothing

This picture was taken in the KENI-TV studio in the 4th Avenue Theater building.

Anchorage Main Street


Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore Collection

anchorage main street 1957Notice the 4th Avenue Theatre on the right

Northern Lights Blvd.

Looking east of Wisconsin

1978 - 79

Photo courtesy of Lonnie Frazer

Northern Lights Blvd. 1978Proud to serve

The Bun Drive-In

and the Coke Show radio booth

July 1963

Photo courtesy of Malcolm Burgess Jr.

anchorage bun drive inAn Anchorage teen favorite

Spenard Kid's Train
across from Spenard Lake


Photo courtesy of the Brown family

Children on a kiddy train in SpenardHaving a good time in Spenard

In the Picture:

Cliff, Cheri and Ron Brown and Denny Beeman enjoy the train.

Anchorage Dairy

4th and C Street


Photo courtesy of the Brown family

Anchorage Dairy 4th and C streetsThe early days of Matanuska Maid

About the Picture:

The Brown family lived above the dairy in an apartment at one time.

Coming Home from School

Northern Lights Blvd

Near Turnagain by the Sea


Photo courtesy of Linda Miller

School bus in Anchorage, Alaska in 1956The end of the school day


5th Avenue looking east

Circa 1950s

Winter day on 5th Avenue in AnchorageDoes this picture take you back?

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Anchorage Alaska Pictures

Here on Anchorage Memories you can celebrate your precious memories of days gone by.

As an Alaskan who either still lives in the state, or did at one time, you can enjoy this treasure chest of images that will happily take your heart and imagination back to a different time in Anchorage.

So take a few moments to go through those old boxes of pictures, pick out a few  and send them to Anchorage Memories. Our website visitors will love seeing them.

We all have pictures from our time in and around Anchorage that we took, the promptly put them away in a photo album, or in a box that was quickly stored and rarely seen again.

Now, you can share at least a few of them with the world.

Your pictures help our website visitors to not only remember Anchorage back in the day, but to appreciate being able to see familiar sites and to remember.

"I hadn't thought about that in years" is something people say to Anchorage Memories all the time.

"Thank you for the memories" is another thing that we hear regularly.

That's what it's all about here on Anchorage Memories. Preserving your precious memories and bringing a smile to your face... and your heart.

And you can be a part of that by simply sharing you photos.

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