|Anchorage townsite, circa 1915|
Something I did not knew until reading this new article was that Christensen lived until 1969, reaching the age of 90. It makes me wonder whether he saw the development taking place in Prudhoe Bay for it was during the late 60s that oil was discovered and the first oil lease auction was held in Anchorage. Did he see what became of the Anchorage townsite? Once a quiet home to cottages and backyards, by the late 60s it became home to new highrises such as the Hill Building (now City Hall), First National Building, Anchorage Westward (now Hilton), and the Captain Cook. All of this development taking place on his grid.
More info on Christensen and the city's founding can be found here.