Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin No. 15

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Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin No. 15
Lower Windy Shelter Cabin NPS.jpg
Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin
Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin No. 15 is located in Alaska
Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin No. 15
Location East of Mile 324 on Alaska Railroad, Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Coordinates 63°26′23″N 148°53′9″W / 63.43972°N 148.88583°W / 63.43972; -148.88583Coordinates: 63°26′23″N 148°53′9″W / 63.43972°N 148.88583°W / 63.43972; -148.88583
Area less than one acre
Built 1932
Built by National Park Service
Architect National Park Service
Architectural style Log cabins, Other
MPS Patrol Cabins, Mount McKinley National Park TR
NRHP reference # 86003229[1]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1986

The Lower Windy Creek Ranger Cabin No. 15, also known as Lower Windy Creek Patrol Cabin and Lower Windy Shelter Cabin, is a historic backcountry shelter in the Denali National Park & Preserve, in Alaska. It is built out of peeled logs, sealed with oakum and concrete chinking. It has a medium-pitch gable roof of corrugated metal and shiplap. The site includes seven log shelters for dogs, located about 70 feet (21 m) north of the cabin. The cabin is located about 500 feet east of Mile 324 on the Alaska Railroad.[2]

It is a standard design by the National Park Service and was built in 1932.[3] Shortly after its construction, a complex of separate log dog kennels,[4] a log cache[5] and an outhouse[6] were added, also to a standard Park Service design.

The cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "(Lower) Windy Creek Ranger Cabin, No. 15 (continuation document of the Thematic Resources document)" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos
  3. ^ "Lower Windy Shelter Cabin". List of Classified Structures. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lower Windy Shelter Cabin Dog Houses". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lower Windy Shelter Storage Cabin". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Lower Windy Shelter Cabin Outhouse". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. Retrieved May 10, 2017.