The Andrew Berg Cabin near Soldotna, Alaska was built by fisherman and trapper Andrew Berg in 1902.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

Andrew Berg Cabin
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Andrew Berg Cabin is located in Alaska
Andrew Berg Cabin
LocationTustumena Lake, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Nearest citySoldotna
Coordinates60°7′3″N 150°37′48″W / 60.11750°N 150.63000°W / 60.11750; -150.63000
Arealess than one acre
Built1902
Built byAndrew Berg
NRHP reference No.00000385[1]
AHRS No.KEN-00245
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 21, 2000
Designated AHRSApril 10, 1972

It is located within what is now the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Sodotna on the north shore of Tustumena Lake. It is a one-room, one-and-a-half-story single pen log cabin built of spruce logs, with sill logs laid on the ground. It is 17 by 17 feet (5.2 m × 5.2 m) in plan.[2]

Andrew Berg built a total of 11 log cabins on the Kenai Peninsula. He built his first, which served as his home, in 1902 on Tustumena Lake. Berg used spruce logs to construct the home cabin, which measures 17 feet wide by 17 feet long.[2][3] Also in the Refuge is Berg's last cabin, built in 1935, also on Tustumena Lake. In 2000 the cabin was disassembled and moved next to the Refuge's visitor center. The 1935 cabin is open to the public.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Rogan Faith; Gary Titus (January 13, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Andrew Berg Cabin / AHRS Site No. KEN-00245". National Park Service. Retrieved August 21, 2018. With accompanying photos, three from 1996 and one from 1905-45
  3. ^ "Andrew Berg Home Cabin". U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. September 11, 2008. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "History Finds a Home at National Wildlife Refuges". iParenting. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2017.