Anchorage's Log Cabin
by Mary Jane Dougherty
As a youngster growing up in Anchorage I can remember walking by the cute downtown Visitor's Log Cabin by City Hall.
The log cabin is located on 4th Avenue. During the Fur Rondezvous my family and I would go in there to warm up. During the summer it is surrounded with lovely flowers.
The history of the log cabin tells us that sometime in the 1950's the cabin was disassembled in the city of Homer. Then reassembled on 4th Avenue where they added the sod roof.
The Visitor's log cabin is the headquarters for the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau.
During the summer and when the tourists arrive, the Log Cabin is greeted by a lot of folks going inside a real log cabin. I've heard visitors remarking how fun it is to be in a real Alaskan log cabin. And how friendly the staff is.
Downtown Anchorage during the summer season is full of very happy tourists that are so excited to be in Alaska. And It's so much fun to talk with them. I always felt proud of my hometown, beautiful Anchorage, Alaska.