Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that Turnagain Times has passed into the annals of history, it’s appropriate to look back at its 20-year past after its final issue was published Nov. 3, 2017.
The following excerpt is from the third issue of the Turnagain Times, published July 2, 1998 on page 1 and written by Ken Osuna.
Developers Plan Resort for Buckner Building
The Buckner Building is a relic from Whittier’s past. Completed in 1954 as a “city under one roof” for the U.S. Army, it was abandoned when the Army left Whittier in the 1960s. Since then it has fallen victim to vandals and neglect. However, there may now be a use for the Buckner Building. An Anchorage based company wants to turn the old building into a multi-million dollar resort.
About a month ago, Prince William Resort LLC purchased the building from Pete Zamarillo of Anchorage. Anchorage businessman George LaMoureaux, his brother Max and Anchorage realtor R. Bruce Burnett own Prince William Resort LLC. They purchased the building for an undisclosed amount of money.