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Chapel by the Lake

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Chapel by the Lake (or Chapel-by-the-Lake) is a Presbyterian church in Auke Bay, Alaska. It was designed by Juneau-based architects Harold Foss and Linn A. Forrest. The construction lasted from 1954 to 1958.

Notable features

The Chapel by the Lake is an example of Rustic architecture in a suburban location. Its rafters, trusses, and walls are visible spruce logs. A large window behind the altar looks out across Auke Lake to the Mendenhall Glacier.


The chapel is a popular spot for weddings.

A 1992 service at the chapel was held for Karl Reishus, a Juneau Police Department officer who was killed in the line of duty after saving the lives two firefighters caught in a training accident.

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