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Colony Church

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Although the ARRC demanded that the churches be built of logs, the Lutherans found available materials too valuable to ignore. They built a wood-framed church, using surplus materials from the government coal mine at Chickaloon. The shiplap siding on the exterior is rounded to resemble logs. The gable-fronted church has a two-story tower. It now serves as the entrance to an auditorium, which has been added in the rear.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Colony Church", [Palmer, 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, 133-133.

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