This is the second installment of a photographic series called dead delta, which examines the shuttered, decaying, and derelict structures in Delta Junction, Alaska where I live.
the old store
Despite an arson attempt and a few holes in the metal roof, this old wooden building on Remington Road still stands where it did decades ago when it was last open for business. I thought it was an abandoned log home for several years until I noticed the ancient gas pumps in the weeds out front one day. There’s no “Keep Out” or “Private Property” signs…or any signs, period. There’s not even a back door. The building sits open, rotting away with no hope of ever seeing another paying customer. From the layout it looks like one of those rustic convenience stores you can still find in some rural areas of Alaska. Considering the property’s location in a dead-end corner of a small town, its fate seems hardly surprising, yet there must be plenty of people who remember stopping here for gas and beer on their way to the Clearwater River boat launch. Maybe it also sold bait & tackle or had a small cafe inside. If you used to shop here, tell your story in the comments!