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Loxtave Houses

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late 1940s. 821 Brown, 240½ Cunningham
  • Loxtave Houses (Jet Lowe)
  • Loxtave Houses (Alison K. Hoagland)
  • Loxtave Houses (HABS)

A second type of prefabricated construction declared surplus by the government was the Loxtave house. Designed by the U.S. Navy, these horizontal plank structures are assembled with a locking system at the corners. More than a dozen were erected on Government Hill, and two survive. The house at 821 Brown is in the best condition, with a vestibule added to the end but no other obvious alterations. The other, at 240½ Cunningham, has gable-roofed entries on the side and front.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Loxtave Houses", [Anchorage, 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, 103-103.

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