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Saint George's Episcopal Church

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1918–1919. Lake Ave. between First and Second streets
  • Saint George's Episcopal Church (Jet Lowe)

Saint George's Episcopal Church is a small but well-designed picturesque country church. Measuring about 24 feet by 36 feet, the wood-framed church is covered with wood shingles. Buttresses separate the window bays; the windows are round arched. A small belfry on the front of the gable roof is square, topped by a steeple. There is an enclosed vestibule on the front, also with a gable roof.

The church was designed by the congregation's talented minister, Rev. Eustace Paul Ziegler, who gained some fame as an artist. Local contractor Bartley Howard built the church for $4,000, a portion of which was donated by the Kennecott Copper Corporation. The church was Cordova's first—and still only—Episcopal church.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Saint George's Episcopal Church", [Cordova, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-SC108.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 144-145.

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