PACIFIC ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS INC. Lost River Comprehensive
Feasibility Study; 1973. .2 cu. ft.
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. For further records
relating to the Lost River Mining Company see the Joseph and Lisa
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.
The collection was transferred to the archives from the Technical
Services Department of the Consortium Library in 1992.
Report and Related Planning Documents (8.5 X 11 and 8.5
X 14 inch); n.d., May 1973.
Concepts (nine, 11 X 17 inch drawings); Apr. 1973.
and Permafrost Patterns (two, 19 X 24 inch drawings); n.d.
-Townsite West Existing
-Townsite East Existing
and Utility Concepts (two, 19 X 24 inch drawings); n.d.
5. Housing Density Options (18 X 26 inch drawing); n.d.
Concepts (four, 24 X 30 inch drawings); n.d.
-Housing and City Center
-Main Utilidor Service