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									Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site,                    HAER NO.   AK-18-A
  Battery Control Administration and Barracks Bldg.
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                                  PHOTOGRAPHS
                    WRITTEN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE DATA




                     Historic American Engineering Record
                             National Park Service
                          Department of the Interior
                         Washington, D.C. 20013-7127
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Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site,                     HAER No. AK-18 A
 Battery Control Administration and Barracks Bldg.
Anchorage Division
Anchorage
Alaska


James Stuhler, Photographer                                            June 1986


AK-18A-1              VIEW OF MECHANICAL ROOM CONSTRUCTED OF CONCRETE
                      MASONRY UNITS AND A WOOD FRAME ENLISTED MEN BARRACKS

AK-18A-2              HI PAR (ACQUISITION RADAR) TOWER AND ENLISTED MEN (EM)
                      BARRACKS WITH RADAR ATTACHED

AK-18A-3              STEEL CLAM SHELL PROTECTED RADAR ATTACHED
                                                Battery Gontroi Aamxnistratxon and barracKS Biag.
                                              AK-18 A                                     Page /

 STATE                                                   TOWN OR VICINITY
                               [ORAGE DIV.
    ALASKA                 FAIRBANKS DIV.                   ANrHORAflE f, FAIRBANKS
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 HISTORIC NAME OF STRUCTURE (INCLUDE SOURCE FOR NAME)                       .HAER NO.
Nike Hercules Missile Battery (US Army)                                     AK-18A

 SECONDARY OR COflMON NAMES OF STRUCTURE
Batterv Control Administration and Barracks                                     i- • u i
Sites: 'Summit, Bay & Point at Anchorage: Sitp.q: Mike. Pptpr. Hf, L°ve & lare. tair&anf.S
 COhPLLTE ADDRESS (DESCRIBE LOCATION FOR RURAL SITES}^""

Site Summit, Mt• Gordon Lvon, Anchorage
 DATE OF CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDE SOURCE)                   ARCHITECT(S) (INCLUDE SOURCE)
 1958, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                       U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 SIGNIFICANCE (ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL. INCLUDE ORIGINAL USE OF STRUCTURE)
The Alaska Nike Hercules Missile batteries were the only Nike antiaircraft installations -
the United States that fired missiles from their tactical sites; the other Nike batteries
fired practice rounds from White Sands Missile Firing Range. The Alaska Nike sites were _
ditional unique in terms of engineering accomplishments designing a system that would func
tion in subarctic conditions.                .                                 _
 STYLE (IF APPROPRIATE)

flATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDE STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS)
kReinforced Concrete
'SHAPE AND   OltlENSIONS OF STRUCTURE (SKETCHED_FLOOR PLANS OH SEPARATE PAGES ARE ACCEPTABLE
T-shaped; Barracks - Admin. 232'x42' and mechancial 66'x80'
EXTERIOR FEATURES OF NOTE
Frame with asbestos cement shingles.         Mechanical room is of concrete block construction.


INTERIOR FEATURES OF NOTE (DESCRIBE FLOOR PLANS. IF NOT SKETCHED)
Missile racks and a sled transported the ready Nike Hercules missiles to launch racks on
apron in front of the launch structure.

MAJOR ALTERATIONS .AND ADDITIONS WITH DATES
 None                               ______^_
PRESENT CONDITION AND USE
All Alaska Nike batteries have been inactivated and abandoned. Sites Jig, Love and Tare
have been demolished.                                    .        _
OTHER INFORMATION AS APPROPRIATE                                .   ./ ..•_ fp^i^K,-
Thls is typical to all sites. See AK-20 for drawings ot site TARE (Fairb».

SOURCES OF INFORMATION (INCLUDE LISTING ON NATIONAL REGISTER, STATE REGISTERS, ETC.)


 |.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Real Estate Division
COMPILER, AFFILIATION                                         DATE
D. Colt Denfeld, Phd                                                 6 Mar 87
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Anchorage, Alaska 99506-0898

								
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