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 28 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 August 19, 2016.[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
South of Katalla on Kayak Island
59°53′40″N 144°29′08″W / 59.894444°N 144.485556°W / 59.894444; -144.485556 (Bering Expedition Landing Site)
2 Bremner Historic Mining District
Bremner Historic Mining District
June 15, 2000
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
61°01′28″N 143°26′24″W / 61.024444°N 143.44°W / 61.024444; -143.44 (Bremner Historic Mining District)
Chitina part of the Mineral Development in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska MPS
3 Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station
Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station
July 29, 2005
Southwestern corner of Hinchinbrook Island on the eastern side of the Hinchinbrook Entrance of Prince William Sound
60°02′25″N 146°38′46″W / 60.040278°N 146.646111°W / 60.040278; -146.646111 (Cape Hinchinbrook Light Station)
Cordova part of the Light Stations of the United States MPS
4 Cape St. Elias Lighthouse
Cape St. Elias Lighthouse
December 18, 1975
South of Katalla on Kayak Island
59°48′27″N 144°36′40″W / 59.8075°N 144.611111°W / 59.8075; -144.611111 (Cape St. Elias Lighthouse)
5 Chilkat Oil Company Refinery Site Upload image
September 6, 1974
Katalla Rd.
60°11′19″N 144°27′00″W / 60.188611°N 144.45°W / 60.188611; -144.45 (Chilkat Oil Company Refinery Site)
6 Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
November 29, 1985
Extending west 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from the southeastern end of Chisana Airstrip and parallel to Johnson Creek
62°03′57″N 142°02′34″W / 62.065833°N 142.042778°W / 62.065833; -142.042778 (Chisana Historic Mining Landscape)
Chisana Expanded and renamed in 1998
7 Chistochina Trading Post Upload image
June 13, 1997
Junction of the Glenn Highway and the Tok Cutoff
62°34′07″N 144°40′59″W / 62.568611°N 144.683056°W / 62.568611; -144.683056 (Chistochina Trading Post)
8 Chitina Tin Shop
Chitina Tin Shop
June 11, 1979
Main St.
61°31′03″N 144°26′23″W / 61.5175°N 144.439722°W / 61.5175; -144.439722 (Chitina Tin Shop)
9 Copper River and Northwestern Railway
Copper River and Northwestern Railway
April 24, 1973
Beginning at Chitina and following the Copper River to the Tasnuna River
61°17′34″N 144°42′48″W / 61.292778°N 144.713333°W / 61.292778; -144.713333 (Copper River and Northwestern Railway)
10 Copper River and Northwestern Railway Bunkhouse and Messhouse Upload image
December 5, 2002
3rd St.
61°30′58″N 144°26′02″W / 61.516111°N 144.433889°W / 61.516111; -144.433889 (Copper River and Northwestern Railway Bunkhouse and Messhouse)
11 Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
Cordova Post Office and Courthouse
August 2, 1977
2nd St.
60°32′42″N 145°45′18″W / 60.545°N 145.755°W / 60.545; -145.755 (Cordova Post Office and Courthouse)
12 Dakah De'nin's Village Site Upload image
April 9, 1979
Address Restricted
13 Gakona Historic District
Gakona Historic District
February 2, 2001
Mile 2 on the Tok Cutoff-Glenn Highway
62°18′10″N 145°18′12″W / 62.302778°N 145.303333°W / 62.302778; -145.303333 (Gakona Historic District)
14 Gakona Roadhouse
Gakona Roadhouse
August 3, 1977
Mile 205 on the Glenn Highway
62°18′10″N 145°18′16″W / 62.302778°N 145.304444°W / 62.302778; -145.304444 (Gakona Roadhouse)
Gakona The c. 1904 roadhouse, not the present c. 1920s roadhouse.
15 Kansky's Upload image
May 16, 1997
Mile 42 on Skookum Rd., approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Nabesna Mine
62°22′46″N 142°59′33″W / 62.379444°N 142.9925°W / 62.379444; -142.9925 (Kansky's)
16 Kennecott Mines
Kennecott Mines
July 12, 1978
Southeast of the Kennecott Glacier on the northern bank of National Creek
61°30′36″N 142°52′05″W / 61.51°N 142.868056°W / 61.51; -142.868056 (Kennecott Mines)
17 McCarthy General Store
McCarthy General Store
January 31, 1978
Kennecott and Sholai Sts.
61°26′03″N 142°55′16″W / 61.434167°N 142.921111°W / 61.434167; -142.921111 (McCarthy General Store)
18 McCarthy Power Plant Upload image
April 26, 1979
At McCarthy Creek
61°25′57″N 142°55′30″W / 61.4325°N 142.925°W / 61.4325; -142.925 (McCarthy Power Plant)
19 Million Dollar Bridge
Million Dollar Bridge
March 31, 2000
Mile 48 on the Copper River Highway
60°40′24″N 144°44′36″W / 60.673333°N 144.743333°W / 60.673333; -144.743333 (Million Dollar Bridge)
20 Nabesna Gold Mine Historic District Upload image
May 25, 1979
Base of White Mountain
62°22′28″N 142°59′52″W / 62.374444°N 142.997778°W / 62.374444; -142.997778 (Nabesna Gold Mine Historic District)
21 Palugvik Archeological District Upload image
October 15, 1966
Address Restricted
22 Pioneer Igloo Hall Number 19 Upload image
August 15, 2012
621 1st St.
60°32′38″N 145°45′32″W / 60.543865°N 145.758776°W / 60.543865; -145.758776 (Pioneer Igloo Hall Number 19)
23 Reception Building Upload image
April 9, 1980
2nd and B Sts.
60°33′10″N 145°45′02″W / 60.552778°N 145.750556°W / 60.552778; -145.750556 (Reception Building)
24 Red Dragon Historic District
Red Dragon Historic District
August 31, 1982
Lake St.
60°32′31″N 145°45′21″W / 60.541944°N 145.755833°W / 60.541944; -145.755833 (Red Dragon Historic District)
Cordova St. George's Church and the Red Dragon Reading Room
25 St. Michael the Archangel Church
St. Michael the Archangel Church
June 6, 1980
In Cordova
60°32′33″N 145°44′16″W / 60.5425°N 145.737778°W / 60.5425; -145.737778 (St. Michael the Archangel Church)
Cordova part of the Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites TR
26 Slana Roadhouse
Slana Roadhouse
February 2, 2005
Mile 1 on Nebesna Rd.
62°42′19″N 143°57′39″W / 62.705278°N 143.960833°W / 62.705278; -143.960833 (Slana Roadhouse)
27 Tangle Lakes Archeological District Upload image
November 12, 1971
Address Restricted
28 Valdez Trail-Copper Bluff Segment Upload image
February 12, 1998
Milepost 106.5 on the Richardson Highway
62°01′16″N 145°21′52″W / 62.021111°N 145.364444°W / 62.021111; -145.364444 (Valdez Trail-Copper Bluff Segment)
Copper City part of the Valdez Trail MPS

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, Richardson Highway
62°31′52″N 145°31′07″W / 62.5312°N 145.5187°W / 62.5312; -145.5187 (Sourdough Lodge)
Gakona Historic roadhouse; 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 August 19, 2016.
  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. ^ Staff (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.