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Nirvana Park

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1930s. Lake Ave.

Alaska's climate is too harsh and the living too difficult to produce many follies, or idiosyncratic creations of visionaries. A rare example is found in Nirvana Park, developed in the 1930s by Henry C. Feldman, a Cordova businessman. Feldman carved statues, erected bridges and gazebos out of branches, and built a stone fountain in a style that goes beyond rustic into the bizarre. Winding paths and its wooded setting on Lake Eyak, which are all that remain, made Nirvana Park a popular retreat.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Nirvana Park", [Cordova, 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, 146-146.

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