You are here


-A A +A
c. 1920s. Mile 197 Dalton Hwy.

A log cabin on the banks of Gold Creek, on the west side of the highway, may have been built by the Alaska Road Commission as a shelter cabin. The cabin, measuring approximately 11 feet by 14 feet, is constructed of round logs, saddle notched at the corners. The gable roof, of sod on poles, has purlins but no ridgepole. A gap in the roof that is the length of the structure indicates where the ridgepole would have been; the eave poles, which usually held the ends of the roof poles, have also been removed. The cabin has sunk about 1½ feet into the ground due to permafrost, resulting in a short doorway.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Cabin", [Wiseman, 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, 250-250.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.