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(Old) Elevation of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church

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c. 1937
  • (Old) Elevation of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church

Although smaller than its predecessor, this new church was also in the three-part form, with sanctuary, nave, and bell tower clearly expressed. The square nave, about 20 feet on a side, is topped with a hipped roof. The semihexagonal sanctuary also has a hipped roof, while the narthex and vestibule have gable roofs. From the roof of the narthex rises a bell tower. The hewn logs of the walls are dovetailed at the corners. The icons, which have been removed, were arrayed on the slopes of the ceiling as well as on the iconostas. Now abandoned, the church, though small, has a classic form.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland



Alison K. Hoagland, "(Old) Elevation of the Holy Cross Russian Orthodox Church", [Russian Mission, 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, 273-273.

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