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Whitney Section House (Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry)

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Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry
1917. Neuser Museum Drive, mile 46.7 Parks Hwy.

In 1917 the Alaska Railroad built this section house less than 5 miles north of Anchorage, on land that is now part of Elmendorf Air Force Base. Originally housing only the section foreman and his family, the building accommodated the entire crew after the adjacent bunkhouse burned in 1934. No longer used by the railroad, the section house was moved to the fairgrounds in Palmer in 1976 and to its present site in 1991. The one-story, wood-framed building is T-shaped, with exposed rafter ends at the eaves of the gable roof.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "Whitney Section House (Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry)", [Wasilla, 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, 130-130.

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