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Home > Alaska > Unalaska > Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church & Bishop's House, Unalaska Island, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, AK



B&W Photos
Bishop
HB2331
Bishop's House, Left, And Northwest Front Of Church


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Item Title


Location
Unalaska Island, Unalaska, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-37
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1882 subsequent work
Significance: These are the most outstanding reflections of a Russian heritage that has permeated the Aleutian Chain from 1750. The cruciform style Church is the oldest of its kind in Alaska. The site was a source of missionary outreach and is associated with Bishop Veniaminov, later canonized Saint Innocent. The chapel is an example of Aleut artistry.

Subjects
Orthodox Churches


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BISHOP'S HOUSE, LEFT, AND NORTHWEST FRONT OF CHURCH


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