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Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church, Unalaska Island, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, AK

Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Church, Unalaska Island, Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, AK

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Significance: One of the oldest Russian Orthodox churches in Alaska, the Holy Ascension Church of 1894 has a cruciform plan but a hip-roofed nave that emphasizes its squareness. Featuring three altars, this church is rivaled only by St. Michael's Cathedral in Sitka for size and grandeur. In addition, the site is associated with Fr. Innocent (Veniaminov), the Russian Orthodox missionary priest who studied Aleut language and culture while located here in the early nineteenth century.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N2132
Survey number: HABS AK-37-A
Building/structure dates: 1894-1896 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1910 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: before 1961
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 70000112



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