Alaska Hoonah Indian Village City 1945 Plat Map

This map shows how the community of Hoonah was organized one year after the town had completely burned the ground.

On June 14, 1944, a fire devastated Hoonah and nearly the entire town was burned to the ground. The organization of the town had been drastically changed after the fire, by building streets and roads this also allowed for more modern infrastructure that allowed for electrical power, water, and sewer to service the community and giving access to all parts of the town for fire protection. Areas were set aside for future growth and expansion as well as land set aside for municipal government and service buildings.