North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce Visitor Cabin demolished
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Due to deteriorating conditions the North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Cabin, located at 2550 Mistletoe Drive, was demolished on Tuesday, September 13.
Covid-19 took a toll on the Visitor Cabin and the North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce closed the cabin for over two years. Due to inactivity, mold began to grow inside the cabin and the structure was found to have structural damage, making it unsafe for public use.
Many will remember the character and uniqueness of the log cabin, complete with sod roof and Alaskan atmosphere and the friendly staff who worked there. Thousands of visitors from all over the world, locals, and new residents alike, would stop by the Visitor Information Cabin each summer for information about the City of North Pole and the surrounding area or to have their picture taken next to the cabin and the Welcome to North Pole sign. Local vendors sold their wares, stories were told and the coffee pot was always on.
The North Pole Community Chamber of Commerce plans to move to a location near Pagoda due to the centralized location it offers. Misty Posekany, the President of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce said, “it’s not just going to be a visitor center, it’s going to be a welcome center open all year round so it’s available to everybody.”
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