First Lutheran Church (Ketchikan, Alaska)

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First Lutheran Church
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First Lutheran Church (Ketchikan, Alaska) is located in Alaska
First Lutheran Church (Ketchikan, Alaska)
Location 1200 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan, Alaska
Coordinates 55°20′40″N 131°39′40″W / 55.34444°N 131.66111°W / 55.34444; -131.66111Coordinates: 55°20′40″N 131°39′40″W / 55.34444°N 131.66111°W / 55.34444; -131.66111
Area less than one acre
Built 1930
Architect Brust,W.G.; Foss,Carl
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 87000716[1]
Added to NRHP May 18, 1987

The First Lutheran Church in Ketchikan, Alaska is a historic church at 1200 Tongass Avenue. It was designed by architect W.G. Brust of Seattle and was built in 1930 by Ketchikan local builder Carl Foss. It is a two-story wood frame structure, with a three-story tower at its southwest corner. The windows along the sides are rectangular sash windows on the first level, and narrow Gothic lancet windows on the taller second level grouped in threes in rectangular openings. The main entry is in through an arched opening in the tower, with the door topped by a multi-light transom window.[1][2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Suellen Liljeblad (March 31, 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First Lutheran Church" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos