The Legend of Linny Pacillo

Linny Pacillo Parking Garage

One of my favorite local legends is that of Linny Pacillo. Linny and her sister, Susan, were Anchorage’s parking fairies in the 1990’s.  They would dress in tights and tutus, feed parking meters that were out of time, and save countless Achoragites from tickets while protesting the overly strict parking authority. Parking fairies to the rescue!

Linny passed away in 2006, but her legend lives on – the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage, complete with stained glass parking fairy art, is a visual reminder of how getting political can be humorous and helpful.  Speaking of getting political, Senator Johnny Ellis led the charge in naming the garage – nice work Johnny!  It’s great to see an unusual suspect’s name being given to a building.

Here’s some more of Linny’s story: Parking fairy fought city hall in a pink tutu

In college, a friend and I dressed as fairies and delivered beer to thirsty students studying in the library late a night (Beer fairies! Yes!). Somehow I don’t think we’re going to get any buildings named after us…

Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!

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  1. I remember them well. After working downtown in the mid to late 90’s you had to know or at least meet them. AWSOME people. Miss them.

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