Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

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Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Churches, Old Church, Eklutna, Anchorage, AK.jpg
Interior of the Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Eklutna
Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is located in Alaska
Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Location Eklutna Village Road, Eklutna, Alaska
Coordinates 61°27′38″N 149°21′42″W / 61.46056°N 149.36167°W / 61.46056; -149.36167Coordinates: 61°27′38″N 149°21′42″W / 61.46056°N 149.36167°W / 61.46056; -149.36167
Area 1.6 acres (0.65 ha)
Built c.1870
MPS Russian Orthodox Church Buildings and Sites TR (AD)
NRHP Reference # 72000189[1]
AHRS # ANC-004
Added to NRHP March 24, 1972

Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, also known as the Eklutna Chapel, is a historic Russian Orthodox church in Eklutna, Alaska. It is about one mile inland from the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet.

Old St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (1870s) at Eklutna

The church, built of hewn spruce logs, is about 5 by 8 metres (16 ft × 26 ft) in plan, and may have been built in about 1870, or as early as 1830. It was moved to its current location in 1900.[2][3]

A new church was built next to the old in 1962.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1] This and other Russian Orthodox churches of the Alaskan Diocese were studied during the National Register of Historic Places inventory[4] and Historic American Building Survey.[5]

New St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church (1962) at Eklutna, in 2009

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