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Spring Creek Lodge - Chugiak, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 61° 23.478 W 149° 28.072
6V E 368190 N 6808866
Quick Description: Historic former restaurant along the Old Glen Highway north of Anchorage in the community of Chugiak, Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2010 10:26:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM9D7Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The log building at 18939 Old Glenn Highway operated from 1949 to 1969 as a popular restaurant known as the Spring Creek Lodge. It is at mile 20½ on the east side of the Old Glenn Highway, also called the Palmer Highway, about halfway between the communities of Anchorage and Palmer in southcentral Alaska. The lodge was one of the first buildings in the community of Chugiak. In 1975 Chugiak was incorporated into the new Municipality of Anchorage. The owner closed the lodge in 1969 when the new Glenn Highway bypassed it.

Construction of Spring Creek Lodge began in 1948. The one story building has a T shaped plan with a shallow cross-gable roof. It is built of peeled logs. The logs are milled on two sides to provide level surfaces for stacking them. The logs retain round ends that extend a foot past the corners. A butt joint is used to join the logs at the corners. The gable ends have split log vertical siding applied over milled wood framing. The building's main section measures 20 by 36 feet. The kitchen and storeroom section, added on the back of the building in 1950, measure 10 by 24 feet...

The lodge is now used as a residence. The exterior of the cabin has not been significantly altered since construction, and the interior has been altered only minimally."

Street address:
18939 Old Glen Hwy.
Chugiak, Alaska

County / Borough / Parish: Anchorage

Year listed: 2001

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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