Iditarod Trail Shelter Cabins, Skwentna Crossing Shelter Cabin, Skwentna, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK
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Skwentna Crossing Shelter Cabin, Skwentna, AK
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS AK-5-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-4).
Significance: Located at Mile 218 on the Sweard-Iditarod-Nome Trail, the Skwentna Crossing Shelter Cabin replaced Joe McElroy and Jack Rimmer's roadhouse which was destroyed by fire ca. 1925. The Alaska Road Commission had this standard size (12' x 14') log structure built around 1930.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
2. EAST FRONT
3. NORTH AND WEST SIDES
4. INTERIOR, WEST WALL
5. BARN, NORTH FRONT
6. BARN, SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
7. BARN, DETAIL OF NOTCHING, SOUTHEAST CORNER
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