Zachary J. Loussac was a Russian immigrant who prospered in Anchorage with drugstores and investments in gold and coal mines. He was active in civic affairs and was elected mayor of Anchorage in 1948 and served two terms. He established a trust-fund which enabled Anchorage to build a new library building in downtown Anchorage.
The current Loussac Library building was designed by the architectural firm Environmental Concern, Inc. The largest library in Alaska, it is 140,000 square feet and opened in September 1986. #Alaska #Anchorage #library #Loussac