Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel

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Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel
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Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel is located in Alaska
Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel
Nearest city Ouzinkie, Alaska
Coordinates 59°21′22″N 151°55′13″W / 59.35611°N 151.92028°W / 59.35611; -151.92028Coordinates: 59°21′22″N 151°55′13″W / 59.35611°N 151.92028°W / 59.35611; -151.92028
Area less than one acre
Built 1898
Governing body Private
MPS Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites TR
NRHP Reference # 80004581[1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 1980

Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel is a historic Russian Orthodox chapel in Ouzinkie, Alaska. The chapel is named for the Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam.

It was built in 1898 by Bishop Tikhon, who located it over the grave of Father Herman, the first Russian Orthodox clergyman to be canonized for service in Alaska, and who has been considered the patron saint of Alaska.

It is approximately 22 by 20 feet (6.7 m × 6.1 m) in plan and on its roof has a small, relatively recently added onion-shape supporting a high cross. An altar section and a vestibule section were added later, completing out a customary three-section design of Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska.[2][3][4]

It was added to the National Register in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  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 Sergius and Herman of Valaam Chapel (AHRS SITE NO. KOD-196)". National Park Service.  (continuation sheet from thematic resources document) and accompanying photo from c.1975
  4. ^ Note: Continuation document and chapel photos are both miss-filed by NRHP at urls with reference number 80004587 that applies to faraway Sts. Sergius and Herman of Valaam Church, in English Bay, instead. Or, the NRIS report that this site's reference number 80004581 is incorrect.