U.S. DOI, NPS, HABS, Forest Service Office and Garage at Petersburg Collection Description

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. NATIONAL PARK
SERVICE. HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDING SURVEY. FOREST SERVICE OFFICE
AND GARAGE AT PETERSBURG. Report and Plans; 1937, 1987.
.3
cu. ft.

The Forest Service Office and Garage in Petersburg, Alaska,
was constructed in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps using
funds from the Emergency Relief Act and the fund for Forest Road
Development. The office was shared by the Forest Service, the
Clerk of the Territorial Court, and the Customs Agent until 1957.
The building was then used exclusively by the Forest Service District
Ranger and his staff. In 1977, the building housed the radio dispatcher,
an electronics shop, a darkroom, and a soil laboratory. The office
was closed in 1985 but the garage was used by the Forest Service
maintenance crew until the building was turned over to the City
of Petersburg in 1987. The Petersburg Office and Garage was included
in the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1987.

The collection consists of a report recommending the inclusion
of the Forest Service Petersburg Office and Garage in the Historic
American Buildings Survey, and five architectural plans of the
building. There is also duplicate sets of plans.

The collection was presented to the Archives and Manuscripts
Department by the National Park Service in 1988.

HMC-0286

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I. Report; 1987. .1 cu.ft.

The series consists of a copy of a report on the Forest Service
Petersburg Office and Garage, recommending the inclusion in the
National Register of Historic Places. The report includes information
on the significance of the building, its history architecture,
its physical description and layout, photographs, and a copy
of an agreement between the Forest Service, the Clerk of the
Court, and the Collector of Customs governing use of the building.

Series II. Plans; 1937. .2 cu.ft. (oversize). Arranged
numerically.

The series consists of a set of five architectural plans of various
views of the Petersburg Office and Garage, drawn by the architect
W. A. Manley for the U.S. Forest Service. There is also a duplicate
of each plan.


ITEM LIST

Series 1. Report; 1987.

1. Historic American Buildings Survey – Petersburg Office and
Garage, HABS No. AK-21; 1987.

Series 2. Plans; 1936.

1. Drawing No. 1. [Exterior Elevations]. Scale: ΒΌ”=1′;
May 1, 1937.

2. Drawing No. 2. [Floor and Roof Plans]. Scale: as shown; May
1, 1937.

3. Drawing No. 3. [Foundation Plan, Building Cross Section, and
I-Beam, Sill, and Chimney Details]. Scale: as shown; May 1, 1937.

4 . Drawing No. 4. [Entrance, Stair, and Window Detail, Wall
Section]. Scale: as shown; May 1, 1937.

5. Drawing No. 5. [Heating System and Drain Detail]. Scale: as
shown; May 1, 1937. 6-10. Duplicate set of plans.

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