​Non-Commissioned Officers’ Quarters, Eagle, Alaska, 2002-2003:

Article on NCO Quarters in the AIAlaska's newsletter.

Sam at exterior NCO Quarters.

Sam's entry into the Nemetschek Worldwide Vectorworks CAD Sketch Competition.  This in one of the top three entries and this being the top Architectural submittal.

Sam at interior NCO Quarters.

​​​​​​​Non-Commissioned Officers’ Quarters, Eagle, Alaska, 2002-2003:

Sam Combs, AIA, NCARB, Architect has completed the Non-Commissioned Officers Quarters Condition Assessment & Restoration Plan, Fort Egbert, Eagle, Alaska for the Bureau of Land Management and the Eagle Historical Society.  This project began in late September, 2002 with a field trip to Eagle and Fort Egbert in early October, 2002.

Fort Egbert construction began in 1899 and the NCO Quarters were built in 1900.  Originally there were 45 buildings at Fort Egbert and only 5 remain.  The NCO Quarters is the last structure to be restored.  The original cost of the construction for the building was $1,786.30.

The Architect’s tasks included researching the history of the structure.  Investigation has been with the Eagle Historical Society;  the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; National Archives & Record Administration, in Anchorage and Washington, DC; Anchorage Museum of History and Art; the  University of Oregon Library as well as other sources.  The on-site Condition Assessment was accomplished to take measurements of the existing building, photograph the structure, take samples of wallpaper and paint analysis to determine the original finishes, determine what features are intact and which are missing.  The as-built drawings have been converted into CAD drawings and these will be used to establish the plans for the restoration.  

The Condition Assessment and Restoration Plans have been completed and the restoration and began in the summer of 2003.  Restoration is continuing each summer until completed. https://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/cultural/fort_egbert/ft_egbert_today.html