Chapel by the Lake
History and museums
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.
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.