Ascension of Our Lord Chapel
Ascension of Our Lord Chapel
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
|Coordinates||57°34′9″N 154°27′30″W / 57.56917°N 154.45833°WCoordinates: 57°34′9″N 154°27′30″W / 57.56917°N 154.45833°W|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Charles Smith Hursh|
|MPS||Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites TR|
|NRHP reference No.||80004580|
|Added to NRHP||June 6, 1980|
|Designated AHRS||May 18, 1973|
The Ascension of Our Lord Chapel (Russian: Вознесение Часовни Господа нашего) is a historic Russian Orthodox chapel in Karluk, Alaska. Now it is under Diocese of Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America
It is believed that an original church was built in Karluk in the 1700s. The current church was built in 1888, with design and building "attributed to one Charles Smith Hursh". Its architecture shared some with its contemporary Russian Orthodox church at Belkofski, but has "a more fully realized design for a small church, embodying eclectic features of one main stream of R. O. rural church design."
Its design was largely copied in the design of the Nativity of Our Lord Chapel in Ouzinkie, Alaska.
The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
In 2021, the church was relocated from a bluff overlooking the river to prevent its destruction.
- ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- ^ "Parishes - Ascension of Our Lord Church".
- ^ 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" (PDF). National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2015-11-23.
- ^ Alfred Mongin and Father Joseph P. Kreta (June 14, 1979). "Ascension of Our Lord Chapel (AHRS SITE NO. KAR-032)". National Park Service.[dead link] (continuation sheet from thematic resources document) and accompanying photo from c.1975
- ^ duVall, Shina. "HOW WE RESCUED THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD CHURCH IN KARLUK, ALASKA, FROM FALLING OFF A CLIFF". National Park Service. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
- ^ Graham, Max (Summer 2021). "Behind the Effort to Save an Imperiled Cliffside Church in Alaska". Preservation Magazine. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
- Media related to Ascension of Our Lord Chapel at Wikimedia Commons
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