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St. Jacob Russian Orthodox Church, Napaskiak, Bethel Census Area, AK



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Item Title
St. Jacob Russian Orthodox Church, Napaskiak, Bethel Census Area, AK

Location
Napaskiak, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-80
Significance: The vitality of the Russian Orthodox religion among the Eskimos is illustrated by recent church buildings such as this. / The main block of the church is 40'-2" x 68'-1", with a 20' x 12' vestibule. The wood-framed building is covered with T1-11 siding. The metal-covered gable roof is topped by three cupolas with onion domes and crosses, and an octagonal belfry on a square cupola, with louvered openings and a fourth onion dome. The nave has a low flat ceiling. The floor has wall-to-wall carpeting, and the walls are covered with T1-11 siding, as is the iconostas. The amvon is raised two steps and has a semi-circular projection in the center and krilos, ornamented with lively balustrades, on the sides.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH AND EAST SIDES
2. NORTH SIDE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING EAST AT ICONSTAS
4. INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING EAST THROUGH ROYAL DOORS AT ALTAR
6. INTERIOR, SANCTUARY, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT ALTAR
7. INTERIOR, SANCTUARY, LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT BACK OF ICONSTAS
INTERIOR, NAVE, LOOKING EAST THROUGH ROYAL DOORS AT ALTAR


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