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Summit Lake Lodge

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1988, gift shop. Mile 45 Seward Hwy.

A collection of three buildings, the romanticized log cabin is at its most characteristic here. The restaurant and motel are earlier and are like many other commercial log cabins. The gift shop, built in 1988 by the Wood Weavers, is a virtuoso piece of modern log cabin construction. It is made of large, closely fitted logs with saddle notched, overlapped corners. The gable roof is carried on massive log trusses carrying log purlins. The gable ends are largely glazed, dramatically opening the building to the outside.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Summit Lake Lodge", [Moose Pass, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SC048.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 110-110.

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