Four Public Health Service buildings across from SEARHC’s Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center were originally single-family housing built by students at Mt. Edgecumbe Boarding School in the 1950s.
Candace Rutledge is a local anthropologist and archaeologist who is researching these houses on Japonski Island. She joined KCAW’s Brooke Schafer on The Morning Interview to discuss the project.
Rutledge says 13 other student-built houses were moved to Sitka and sold. She is looking for more information on these homes- looking for anyone connected to the buildings who can share knowledge about them- elders, former students who participated in the construction of the houses, as well as any additional photos of the houses.
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