Museum Memories: Dec. 9, 2017

Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police departments as well as the local gymnasium. It was recognized in the late ’60s that improved facilities were needed to house the range of growing city functions in Cordova, along with the fact that basketballs bouncing steadily above office spaces left a little to be desired! And do you know what this building is now? Why, Bidarki Recreation Center.

Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police departments as well as the local gymnasium.

It was recognized in the late ’60s that improved facilities were needed to house the range of growing city functions in Cordova, along with the fact that basketballs bouncing steadily above office spaces left a little to be desired! And do you know what this building is now? Why, Bidarki Recreation Center.

This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists!

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