Sts. Peter and Paul Church (St. Paul Island, Alaska)

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Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Sts Peter and Paul Church Saint Paul Island, Alaska.jpg
Church in November, 2010
Sts. Peter and Paul Church (St. Paul Island, Alaska) is located in Alaska
Sts. Peter and Paul Church (St. Paul Island, Alaska)
Location St. Paul Island, Alaska
Coordinates 57°7′27″N 170°16′57″W / 57.12417°N 170.28250°W / 57.12417; -170.28250Coordinates: 57°7′27″N 170°16′57″W / 57.12417°N 170.28250°W / 57.12417; -170.28250
Area less than one acre
Built 1907
Governing body Private
MPS Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites TR
NRHP Reference # 80000744[1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 1980

Sts. Peter and Paul Church is a Russian Orthodox church on St. Paul Island, Alaska. The current church, built in 1907, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

A first church was built in 1779 "according to legend"; a second church was built in 1819 atop the island's tallest hill. The current church was built in 1907, and was then "one of the most ambitiously designed and effectively executed small churches of the Byzantine tradition in Alaska." Its onion domes, however, were repeatedly damaged in storms, and have been replaced.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Alfred Mongin and Father Joseph P. Kreta (June 14, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites Thematic Resources". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Alfred Mongin and Father Joseph P. Kreta (June 14, 1979). "Saints Peter and Paul Church (AHRS SITE NO. XPI-003)". National Park Service.  (continuation sheet from thematic resources document) and accompanying three photos from 1961, c.1973, and undated

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