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Sheep Creek Lodge

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1987. Mile 88 Parks Hwy.

The log cabin is thought to appeal to tourists, representing their preconceptions of Alaska. When this factor is combined with roadside architecture's traditional enlargement of scale to catch the eye of speeding motorists, something like the Sheep Creek Lodge results. Here, huge round logs with a glossy seal are saddle notched at the corners. The cross-gable roof projects to cover the front porch; in the gable is an exposed king-post truss. The building is raised 6 feet on a flagstone-faced concrete foundation. The huge building, fat logs, tall foundation, in fact, everything is larger than it should be, and more rustic than it has to be.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland



Alison K. Hoagland, "Sheep Creek Lodge", [Willow, 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, 138-138.

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