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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: ¼"=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.