Learn about Anchorage’s early history as a “tent city” when you explore one of the city’s oldest homes. Located in Elderberry Park, the home belonged to Swedish immigrant and businessman Oscar Anderson, who moved from Seattle to the muddy banks of Ship Creek in the 1900s. Anderson is believed to have been only the 18th person to arrive to what would later become Anchorage. After purchasing land at a two-day auction of 655 lots, he built his two-story home and moved in with his wife, Elizabeth, by Christmas 1915. It was the first wood-framed house in Anchorage and is listed on the national historic registry.