St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church - Juneau, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 58° 18.190 W 134° 24.535
8V E 534642 N 6462616
Quick Description: The church is the oldest continually functioning Orthodox Church in Southeast Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 6:10:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM40VT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 47

Long Description:
St. Nicholas Church is toured by approximately 7,000 to 10,000 tourists per season. The church is one of the most visited historic sites in Juneau. While the St. Nicholas Russian Church was constructed in 1893, the date of construction of the rectory is not known. However, judging from its construction, it may predate the church. These two important buildings, located just two blocks from Alaska's Capitol Building, are unique in their architecture and significance. St. Nicholas Church is the only remaining octagonal Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska and was founded through the initiative of local Tlingit leaders.

Street address:
326 5th St.
Juneau, AK USA


County / Borough / Parish: Juneau

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Regilion

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Regilious Structure

Current function: Regilious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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