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Our Lady of Lourdes Church

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c. 1919
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Next to the roadhouse is Our Lady of Lourdes Church, a two-and-a-half-story, cross-shaped building with a bell tower. The wood frame is covered with galvanized iron clapboarding, with wood shingles in the gables and wooden pilasters at the corners. The first floor served as the main kitchen and priests' quarters, while the second story is the church. Box columns separate the lower side aisles from the nave. The painting behind the altar of Our Lady of Lourdes was executed by one of the orphans. A skylight, which is now closed off, illuminated the altar. There is stenciling on the walls and linoleum on the floors. Confessional booths line one of the side walls. The building is no longer used.

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Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Our Lady of Lourdes Church", [Nome, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-WE014.2.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 272-272.

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