Steele Creek Roadhouse

The Steele Creek Roadhouse is a historic roadhouse, post office, and trading post in east-central Alaska. It is located on the south side of the Fortymile River, at the mouth of Steele Creek, and is accessible via a hiking trail from mile 105 of the Taylor Highway, or by river access. It is a two-story log structure, 50 feet (15 m) wide and 25 feet (7.6 m) deep. Its first story was built c. 1898 by a man named Anderson, with the second story added in about 1910. It was on the main route between Eagle and Chicken between 1907 and 1951, serving travelers and local residents, until the Taylor Highway bypassed it.[2] It underwent restoration in 2011.[3]

Steele Creek Roadhouse
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
The roadhouse during flooding in 2011
Steele Creek Roadhouse is located in Alaska
Steele Creek Roadhouse
LocationSouth side of Fortymile River, about 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Chicken, Alaska
Nearest cityChicken, Alaska
Coordinates64°16′17″N 141°17′14″W / 64.27139°N 141.28722°W / 64.27139; -141.28722
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1898 (1898)
NRHP reference No.80004576[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 29, 1980
Designated AHRSNovember 21, 1974

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[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 Steele Creek Roadhouse". National Park Service. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Crew Saves Steele Creek Roadhouse". Bureau of Land Management. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2017.