We continue to trace the historic buildings of Second Street and it was a difficult decision deciding at which end of the street to begin. This photo has always been one of our favorites however, so we’ll track our way north after this.
The Copper River and Northwest Railway Depot in Cordova resided at the base of the Second Street hill adjacent to the railroad itself, now the Copper River Highway. Regular trips to the mines at Kennicott and excursions to Childs Glacier started from this point.
Look closely at the photo to see the wooden sidewalk leading up to the iconic St. George’s Episcopal Church.
As the City of Cordova begins preparations for the revamping of Second Street, the folks at the museum have been assisting the State Office of History and Preservation as well as the Alaska Department of Transportation in researching the historic areas of Second Street. Over the next few months, the Museum will share some of the stories of those buildings we see every day and their unique history.