The Moravian Children's Home, near the village of Kwethluk, has a long history in Western Alaska.
Moravian missionaries established the home in 1926, and it soon reached capacity with nearly 50 students and residents. The site operated as a children's home until 1973, but today it is abandoned to nature and vandals who have broken many of the relics inside.
For one former resident, while the deterioration is difficult to witness the old home holds fond memories.
"Even though I'm all by myself, this is a place where there's peace in here, there's joy, you know?" said Robert Konig, who lived at the home from 1946 to 1950. "There's that feeling, 'It's still here, it's still here -- nothing going to take it away.'"
Residents in the area say the buildings are dangerous, but there are no plans to either preserve or demolish the structures.
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