McCarthy General Store

The McCarthy General Store is a historic former general store and boarding house at Kennecott and Skolai Streets in the small community of McCarthy, Alaska, located in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. At two stories in height and measuring 47 by 56 feet (14 m × 17 m), it is McCarthy's largest building, and one of its oldest. It was built in 1914, during the mining boom at nearby Kennecott. The store occupied the ground floor of the building, and the upper level had eleven rooms for boarders. The building was abandoned after the mining boom ended in the 1930s,.[2]

McCarthy General Store
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
McCarthy General Store is located in Alaska
McCarthy General Store
LocationSoutheastern corner of Kennicott Avenue and Skolai Street, McCarthy, Alaska
Coordinates61°25′55″N 142°55′26″W / 61.43206°N 142.92381°W / 61.43206; -142.92381
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1914 (1914)
NRHP reference No.78003421[1]
AHRS No.XMC-030
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 31, 1978
Designated AHRSDecember 18, 1976

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for McCarthy General Store". National Park Service. Retrieved December 18, 2014.