Lauritsen Cabin

Coordinates: 60°40′22″N 149°28′27″W / 60.67278°N 149.47417°W / 60.67278; -149.47417
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Lauritsen Cabin
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Lauritsen Cabin is located in Alaska
Lauritsen Cabin
LocationAlong west bank of Lake Creek, Mile 48 of Seward Highway
Nearest cityMoose Pass, Alaska
Coordinates60°40′22″N 149°28′27″W / 60.67278°N 149.47417°W / 60.67278; -149.47417
Arealess than one acre
Built1896 (1896)
Built byPolly Mining Company
NRHP reference No.79003761[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 16, 1979
Designated AHRSJuly 14, 1977

The Lauritsen Cabin is a historic miner's cabin in the Chugach Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. It is located a short way east of mile 48 of the Seward Highway, at the confluence of Mill and Canyon Creeks. It is built of hand-hewn logs fitted tightly with dovetail notches, and features a ridge pole hewn in a curve to provide for a hip-shaped roof. The building measures about 27 by 13 feet (8.2 m × 4.0 m). The cabin was built in 1896, and may have been among the first cabins built in the gold rush that swept the area in the late 19th century.[2]

The cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lauritsen Cabin". National Park Service. Retrieved February 22, 2015.