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St. George Lead Abatement and Housing Stabilization Project
The Aleutian Housing Authority and the Pribilof Island Aleut Community of St. George Traditional Council was successful in obtaining funds to address much needed renovations to stabilize single family homes  scattered on sites more than 2,000 feet apart on the island in the community of St. George Island.   

Most of the homes are in the footprint of the Seal Islands National Historic Landmark and are contributing structures to the historic landmark. Most of the contributing homes were built in the late 1930's and early 1940's. The homes vary in style and type of rehab needed.

The overall project will consist of: (1) lead abatement; (2) associated rehabilitation, primarily related to the removal of lead contaminated surfaces and critically necessary roof repairs/ replacements required to stabilize many of the occupied homes; and (3) demolition of a limited number of unoccupied units, with abatement of the exterior surfaces of those remaining units to prevent any further exposure to the community. The project is proposed to occur in two phases.

Homes will be prioritized based on the overall degree of contamination and threat to the structural integrity of the units. The remainder of the work to be done will be focused on both exterior and interior lead abatement with rehab work performed as necessary depending on the type and extent of work required.  

All activities and materials proposed will follow the Secretary of Interior rehabilitation standards for historic properties using distinctive materials, features, finishes, and construction techniques that retain or restore, to the greatest extent feasible, the historical view and feel of the contributing structures and have been reviewed and concurrence has been obtained with the State Historic Preservation Office of the State of Alaska (SHPO) and the National Park Service (NPS).
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Painting of the North Shore of St. George Island | St. George Island | July 14, 1873 | Elliott 1873
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St. George Island, Alaska

The Seal Island Historic District is a National Historic Landmark District located on the islands of St. George and St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea of Alaska. These islands are home to northern fur seal herds which were actively hunted by indigenous populations and later by many nationalities. These islands of the Pribilofs are also the southern end of the range of the polar bear, (Ursus maritimus) The North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 signed by the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and the United States limited hunting of the seals on these islands; this international treaty was one of the first conservation treaties, and set the stage for subsequent treaties.[3]
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Project Manager | John Santos