National Register of Historic Places listings in Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska

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Location of the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in Alaska

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a Google map.[1]

There are 29 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the census area, including 3 National Historic Landmarks. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 8, 2017.[2]

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Bering Expedition Landing Site
Bering Expedition Landing Site
July 20, 1977
On Kayak Island
59°53′40″N 144°29′08″W / 59.89444°N 144.48556°W / 59.89444; -144.48556 (Bering Expedition Landing Site)
2 Bremner Historic Mining District
Bremner Historic Mining District
June 15, 2000
Along Golconda Creek, about 47 miles (76 km) southeast of Chitina
61°01′45″N 143°26′20″W / 61.02917°N 143.43889°W / 61.02917; -143.43889 (Bremner Historic Mining District)
3 Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station
Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station
July 29, 2005
Southwestern end of Hinchinbrook Island
60°14′14″N 146°38′48″W / 60.23734°N 146.64665°W / 60.23734; -146.64665 (Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station)
4 Cape St. Elias Lighthouse
Cape St. Elias Lighthouse
December 18, 1975
Southwestern end of Kayak Island
59°47′54″N 144°35′56″W / 59.79844°N 144.59897°W / 59.79844; -144.59897 (Cape St. Elias Lighthouse)
5 Chilkat Oil Company Refinery Site Upload image September 6, 1974
Along Katalla Slough, about 2.7 miles (4.3 km) east of Katalla
60°11′15″N 144°27′02″W / 60.18737°N 144.45047°W / 60.18737; -144.45047 (Chilkat Oil Company Refinery Site)
6 Chisana Historic District
Chisana Historic District
November 29, 1985
Extending west 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from the southern end of Chisana Airstrip
62°03′56″N 142°02′49″W / 62.06551°N 142.04681°W / 62.06551; -142.04681 (Chisana Historic District)
7 Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
May 14, 1998
Address restricted[6]
Northway Also partly comprised in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
8 Chistochina Trading Post Upload image June 13, 1997
Mile 32 of Tok Cutoff, about 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Gakona
62°33′54″N 144°40′00″W / 62.56488°N 144.6666°W / 62.56488; -144.6666 (Chistochina Trading Post)
9 Chitina Tin Shop
Chitina Tin Shop
June 11, 1979
Main Street
61°30′57″N 144°26′25″W / 61.51584°N 144.44041°W / 61.51584; -144.44041 (Chitina Tin Shop)
10 Copper River and Northwestern Railway
Copper River and Northwestern Railway
April 24, 1973
Chitina to Tasnuna River, along western bank of Copper River
61°20′21″N 144°47′59″W / 61.33914°N 144.7998°W / 61.33914; -144.7998 (Copper River and Northwestern Railway)
11 Copper River and Northwestern Railway Bunkhouse and Messhouse Upload image December 5, 2002
3rd Street
61°30′55″N 144°26′09″W / 61.5153°N 144.43587°W / 61.5153; -144.43587 (Copper River and Northwestern Railway Bunkhouse and Messhouse)
12 Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
August 2, 1977
612 2nd Street
60°32′39″N 145°45′24″W / 60.54411°N 145.75662°W / 60.54411; -145.75662 (Cordova Post Office and Courthouse)
13 Dakah De'nin's Village Site Upload image April 9, 1979
Address restricted[6]
14 Gakona Historic District
Gakona Historic District
February 2, 2001
Mile 2 of Tok Cutoff-Glenn Highway
62°18′07″N 145°18′10″W / 62.30208°N 145.30289°W / 62.30208; -145.30289 (Gakona Historic District)
15 Gakona Roadhouse
Gakona Roadhouse
August 3, 1977
Mile 2 of Tok Cutoff-Glenn Highway
62°18′10″N 145°18′15″W / 62.3028°N 145.30421°W / 62.3028; -145.30421 (Gakona Roadhouse)
Gakona Also a contributing property to Gakona Historic District
16 Kansky's Upload image May 16, 1997
Mile 42 of Nabesna Road, about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Nabesna Mine
62°23′52″N 142°59′45″W / 62.39785°N 142.99573°W / 62.39785; -142.99573 (Kansky's)
17 Kennecott Mines
Kennecott Mines
July 12, 1978
East of Kennicott Glacier, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of McCarthy
61°31′09″N 142°50′29″W / 61.51909°N 142.84149°W / 61.51909; -142.84149 (Kennecott Mines)
18 McCarthy General Store
McCarthy General Store
January 31, 1978
Southeastern corner of Kennicott Avenue and Skolai Street
61°25′55″N 142°55′26″W / 61.43206°N 142.92381°W / 61.43206; -142.92381 (McCarthy General Store)
19 McCarthy Power Plant Upload image April 26, 1979
West side of Shushanna Avenue, on McCarthy Creek
61°25′56″N 142°55′35″W / 61.43214°N 142.92648°W / 61.43214; -142.92648 (McCarthy Power Plant)
20 Million Dollar Bridge
Million Dollar Bridge
March 31, 2000
Mile 48 of Copper River Highway, about 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Cordova
60°40′23″N 144°44′45″W / 60.6731°N 144.74583°W / 60.6731; -144.74583 (Million Dollar Bridge)
21 Nabesna Gold Mine Historic District Upload image May 25, 1979
Base of White Mountain at end of Nabesna Road
62°22′18″N 143°00′45″W / 62.37171°N 143.01261°W / 62.37171; -143.01261 (Nabesna Gold Mine Historic District)
22 Palugvik Archeological District Upload image October 15, 1966
Address restricted[6], Hawkins Island
23 Pioneer Igloo Hall Number 19 Upload image August 15, 2012
621 1st Street
60°32′38″N 145°45′33″W / 60.54388°N 145.75912°W / 60.54388; -145.75912 (Pioneer Igloo Hall Number 19)
24 Reception Building Upload image April 9, 1980
Northeastern corner of 2nd Street and Browning Avenue
60°32′41″N 145°45′24″W / 60.54471°N 145.75667°W / 60.54471; -145.75667 (Reception Building)
25 Red Dragon Historic District
Red Dragon Historic District
August 31, 1982
Roughly bounded by Lake Avenue, 1st Street and 2nd Street
60°32′32″N 145°45′28″W / 60.54216°N 145.75781°W / 60.54216; -145.75781 (Red Dragon Historic District)
26 St. Michael the Archangel Church
St. Michael the Archangel Church
June 6, 1980
Southern side of Lake Avenue, between 9th Street and Birch Street
60°32′33″N 145°44′40″W / 60.54248°N 145.74431°W / 60.54248; -145.74431 (St. Michael the Archangel Church)
27 Slana Roadhouse
Slana Roadhouse
February 2, 2005
Mile 1 of Nabesna Road
62°42′19″N 143°57′50″W / 62.70517°N 143.96399°W / 62.70517; -143.96399 (Slana Roadhouse)
28 Tangle Lakes Archeological District Upload image November 12, 1971
Address restricted[6]
29 Valdez Trail (Copper Bluff Segment) Upload image February 12, 1998
Mile 106.5 of Richardson Highway
62°01′20″N 145°21′55″W / 62.02221°N 145.36528°W / 62.02221; -145.36528 (Valdez Trail (Copper Bluff Segment))
Silver Springs

Former listing[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Sourdough Lodge
Sourdough Lodge
October 1, 1974
March 5, 1993 Mile 147.5 of Richardson Highway
62°31′44″N 145°31′02″W / 62.5289°N 145.51723°W / 62.5289; -145.51723 (Sourdough Lodge)
Gakona Destroyed by fire in 1992.

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  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ a b c d Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .