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Machine Shop—Electrical Shop—Foundry

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c. 1926

Behind the Assay Office, on the other side of the railroad tracks, is the large Machine Shop—Electrical Shop—Foundry, a one- and two-story, steel-framed structure, clad with corrugated iron, another utilitarian material, on wood sheathing. Other buildings, most of them warehouses, were wood framed, some with corrugated iron siding. The power plant, located north of the assay office, no longer stands, but the complex is otherwise remarkably intact. Some of the buildings are being used by USSR&M's successor, the Alaska Gold Company; others are vacant.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Machine Shop—Electrical Shop—Foundry", [Fairbanks, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 223-223.

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