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St. Michaels Cathedral in Sitka
“Architecture is the work of nations”     ~John Ruskin
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St. Micheal's Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church built between 1844 and 1848. It 1966 it caught fire but before the building could be destroyed the locals saved nearly all of the art work and artifacts. Bishop Innocent of the Diocese of Alaska resided in Sitka and was also a woodworker, linguist and historian.

The church building is still in use and is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It also is the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church in the U.S.

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