Design Alaska was the architect/engineering firm for the Alaska State Centennial Exposition. The state selected a 45-acre tract in Fairbanks as the official exposition site. Subsequent to the centennial celebration, the site and the facilities were then re-named Alaskaland and in 2001, the name was changed to Pioneer Park. Virtually all of the buildings in Gold Rush Town were donated to the exposition; the cost to the project being limited to moving and repair. Only one of the original 27 buildings of Gold Rush Town was constructed on site. The Palace Saloon was built after a fire destroyed the Palfy Sheet Metal Shop.