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St. Mary's Eastern Orthodox Church

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1932, The Reverend Michael Zoharkov. Colorado 24, 5 miles north of Calhan at the southeast corner of Calhan and Ramah rds.

Michael Zoharkov, a carpenter-priest, designed and supervised the construction of this frame Eastern Orthodox church on the Andrew Trojanovich farm near Calhan. The church replaced an earlier St. Mary's (1905), now a nearby ruin and cemetery on a lonely hilltop. The new clapboard church has an open-front bell tower and a matching cupola centered on the roof, both crowned by large Orthodox crosses, recalling a distant but never forgotten Slovak homeland.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel



Thomas J. Noel, "St. Mary's Eastern Orthodox Church", [Calhan, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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