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Ascension of Our Lord Russian Orthodox Church, Karluk, Kodiak Island Borough, AK



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B&W Photos

HB6597
Long Shot Of West Front, Karluk River Behind

HB6598
Long Shot Of South Side, Shelikof Strait Behind

HB6599
West Front

HB6600
West Front And South Side

HB6601
South Side

HB6602
South And East Sides

HB6603
East And North Sides

HB6604
Detail Of Window

HB6605
Interior, Nave, Looking East

HB6606
Interior, Nave, Detail Of Iconostas

HB6607
Interior, Nave, Looking Southwest

HB6608
Interior, Nave, Detail Of Dome And Cupola

HB6609
Interior, Sanctuary, Looking Northeast At Altar

HB6610
Interior, Sanctuary, East Wall, Looking Southeast


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Location
Karluk, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-77
Significance: The oldest Russian Orthodox church still in use in Alaska, the church at Karluk also exhibits an unusual architectural sophistication, with its pedimented Greek Revival doorway and distinctive belfry. Traditional elements of Alaskan Russian Orthodox churches -- such as the division of space, the axial alignment, and the octagonal cupola -- are also found in this pristine church, built by a cannery in 1888 for its Native workers.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LONG SHOT OF WEST FRONT, KARLUK RIVER BEHIND
2. LONG SHOT OF SOUTH SIDE, SHELIKOF STRAIT BEHIND
3. WEST FRONT
4. WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
5. SOUTH SIDE
6. SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
7. EAST AND NORTH SIDES
8. DETAIL OF WINDOW
9. INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING EAST
10. INTERIOR, NAVE, DETAIL OF ICONOSTAS
11. INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
12. INTERIOR, NAVE, DETAIL OF DOME AND CUPOLA
13. INTERIOR, SANCTUARY, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT ALTAR
14. INTERIOR, SANCTUARY, EAST WALL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
WEST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE
SOUTH SIDE
INTERIOR, NAVE, DETAIL OF ICONOSTAS
INTERIOR, SANCTUARY, EAST WALL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST


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