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Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel

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  • Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel (Jet Lowe)

Deteriorating and abandoned, Saint Nicholas Chapel is a small but virtually unaltered example of the three-part form. The nave, which measures 14 feet by 17 feet on the interior, has a steep gable roof. On the east end, the sanctuary is in a semi-octagonal form, with a high polygonal roof. The vestibule on the west end has a shed roof. The building is constructed of hewn logs, square notched at the corners. The church was said to have been moved from Old Iliamna in the 1940s, or built at that time. All of the icons have been removed for safekeeping.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland



Alison K. Hoagland, "Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Chapel", [Pedro Bay, 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, 278-278.

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