Unusual among Alaskan Russian Orthodox churches, the Church of Saint George features pointed-arch windows and an ogee-arch doorway. The origins of these Gothic elements are not known, and there is no known architect. Yet the form of the wood-framed, clapboard-covered building is traditional: sanctuary, nave, narthex, bell tower, and porch are all clearly expressed on the exterior. The bell tower is crowned by a large onion dome whose shape is reflected in the ogee arch of the doorway.
The interior contains another unusual and striking feature: a triple barrel arch extending the length of the nave. In the wall above
The church was built by a local construction crew supervised by a carpenter named Pearson from Seattle and by Paul Swetzof, Sr., from Saint George. Like the earlier churches in the Pribilofs, construction was financed by the local Aleuts, from their earnings from sealing. Converted to Russian Orthodoxy by the Russians in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, the Aleuts have steadfastly held onto this religion, and this eccentric but striking church stands as witness.