Visitors wandering the downtown areas in Anchorage will come across the Kimball Building that will let them soak in the history and local culture of the city. Be sure to check out the Kimball Building that was amongst the first commercial buildings in Anchorage. The Kimball family built it in 1915 and it originally housed Kimball`s Dry Goods. The family still owns it today, what started out as the first multi-story building built. Providing one of the earliest stores it stocked items necessary for the flood of tentâ€“city residents who were moving into permanent homes. Visitors will enjoy seeing for themselves how the residents of Anchorage shopped and what life in the Alaskan town might have been like more than 100 years ago.