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Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church

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1948, Bell and Upjohn. 1022 First Ave.
  • Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (Jet Lowe)

Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church is the same basic design as that of the previous church on the site. Archdeacon Hudson Stuck had built a log building with a gable front and a gable-roofed vestibule in 1905; it was destroyed by fire in 1947. The new church, designed by Bell and Upjohn of New York City, is built with logs sawn flat on three sides. The belfry is on top of the vestibule, nestled under the peak of the gable, rather than on the nave roof. There is a large, recent addition in the rear, but the rustic character of this church prevails.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church", [Fairbanks, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 214-215.

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