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Potter Section House report and plans

Guide to the Potter Section House report and plans

Collection number: HMC-0204.
Alaska. Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Municipality of Anchorage. Historic Preservation Commission.
Title: Potter Section House report and plans
Dates: 1980-1986.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Report and plans regarding the preservation and site development of a former Alaska Railroad section house.

Organizational note:
The Potter Section House was built in 1929 on Potter Creek at mile 100.6 on the Alaska Railroad. Its purpose was to house the section foreman and the crew who serviced the section of the railroad between Potter and the Campbell section house at three and a half miles south of Anchorage at mile 109.3 of the railroad. The Potter Section House is the only section house built on the Alaska Railroad that has survived at its original location. In 1979, it was declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and a preservation effort began which resulted in the Section House becoming a museum and visitor’s center in 1987.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a copy of a report recommending the preservation and reuse of the Potter Section House, written by the Municipal Historic Landmarks Preservation Committee. There is also a Potter Section House “Site Development Plan” and two site maps created by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by document type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not have copyright to materials in this collection, however they are presumed to be in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Potter Section House report and plans, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was transferred to the Archives from the Consortium Library’s Technical Services Department in 1989.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle prior to 1995. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2018.

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