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Hiland Mountain Correction Center

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1974, CCC/HOK. Hiland Road, Eagle River

Built in a wooded setting, the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is a campuslike collection of buildings. Receiving favorable recognition in the national architectural press when they were constructed, the one-story buildings have vertical wood siding and extensive glass, giving them an open, pastoral appearance. The plan is irregular, so that it does not have the look of an institution. Only the 6-foot chain-link fence indicates that this complex is not as open as the architecture would make it appear.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Hiland Mountain Correction Center", [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, 105-106.

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