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Fourth Avenue will be featured in 'Main Streets Across America'


November 23, 2017 | View PDF

Seward’s historic business district is going to be turning more than a few new heads in the near future.

The National Life Group announced earlier this week that Fourth Avenue will be among the streets and places honored as part of its annual list of “Main Streets Across America.” The program is a celebration of streets in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that embrace a strong sense of community and a commitment to creating an environment where people want to live, work and play.

Seward’s Fourth Avenue is the only street in Alaska that will be featured in the event this year.

A trip through the Main Streets Across America interactive map reveals many interesting features and facts about these streets and their communities, both current and historical.

The Main Streets Across America website notes, “Many cities and towns across Alaska are isolated by geography and weather, accessible only by boat or plane, in some cases primarily by dogsled. But in Seward, Fourth Avenue is not only the heart of this thriving community — it’s also a key point of access to the rest of Alaska.”

The streets featured in Main Streets Across America were selected based on four primary categories of community attributes that reflect strong “main street” values, including a strong local business presence, community gathering spots and scenic vistas, celebrations of history and traditions and reflections of civic pride, and a space for diverse social and cultural events and activities.

To view the map of this year’s MSAA, show support for your favorite street by sharing via social media or to suggest a street for next year’s list, go to:


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