Guide to the Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. Lost River
comprehensive feasibility study records
Collection number: HMC-0400.
Creator: Pacific Architects and Engineers, Inc.
Title: Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. Lost River comprehensive feasibility study records.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Community housing study for Lost River Mining Company.
Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. presented this study to the City Council of Lost River, Alaska, in 1973. The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility of building a planned community in which to house employees of the Lost River Mining Company. The community of Lost River and the adjacent mining area are located on the Seward Peninsula, southeast of Wales and northwest of Brevig Mission on the Bering Sea coast. Important mineral deposits in the area include fluorite, tin, and tungsten.
The collection consists of the documents and drawings of the Lost River Comprehensive Feasibility Study. They include a status report to the City Council of Lost River and related planning documents; concept drawings for systems of power, heating, fire protection, solid and liquid waste disposal, and potable water; drawings concerning soil and permafrost patterns, foundations and utility concepts, and housing density options; and preliminary concepts drawings for the housing and city center, main utilidor service, pedestrian circulation, and vehicular circulation.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged as noted in the container list below.
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Archives does not hold copyright to collection materials.
Preferred citation: Pacific Architects and Engineers Inc. Lost River comprehensive feasibility study records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
HMC-0212: Joseph and Lisa Rudd papers contains additional materials on the Lost River Mining Company.
HMC-1172: Don Grybeck slides has photographs of the Lost River and Lost River Mining Company areas.
EPH-0360: Lost River Mining Corporation Limited annual report, 1972.
Acquisition note: The collection was transferred to the archives from the Technical Services Department of the Consortium Library in 1992. Prior provenance is unknown.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1995. The guide to the collection was reformatted to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017.
|Status report and related planning documents, 8.5X11 and 8.5X14 inch
|System concepts, nine 11X17 inch drawings: power, heating, fire protection, solid waste, liquid waste, potable water
|Soil and permafrost patterns, two 19×24 inch drawings: townsite west existing and townsite east existing
|Foundation and utility concepts, two 19×24 inch drawings
|Housing density options, 18×26 inch drawing: high, medium, and low density
|Preliminary concepts, four 24×30 inch drawings: housing and city center, main utilidor service, pedestrian circulation, and vehicular circulation