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Wonder Lake Ranger Station

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1939. Denali National Park and Preserve

Built by Civilian Conservation Corps workers, the Wonder Lake Ranger Station is a one-story, L-shaped building. Set on a raised, concrete foundation, the wood-framed building is clad with clapboards up to the window sills and board-and-batten siding above. A porch across the front wraps around one side of the ell; posts are ornamented with rudimentary fan brackets. This example of the Park Service's Rustic architecture has one of the finest views of Mount McKinley from its front porch.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland



Alison K. Hoagland, "Wonder Lake Ranger Station", [Healy, 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, 235-235.

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