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Log Church & Rectory

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2010
1. Log Church & Rectory Marker
Inscription. The Reverend Richard Bowen and his wife, veterans of the Klondike Goldrush arrived here August 1, 1900 at the call of Bishop Bompas. Bowen immediately undertook with volunteer labour to build this church of logs and held his first service on October 7, 1900. The Rectory was begun three months later with the temperature at 29 degrees below zero. It has served as a social centre and a school for native children. The era of the Log Church ended on January 17, 1960 with the completion of a new cathedral. These historic buildings have played a significant role in the history of Yukon and stand as a memorial to the pioneering work of the Anglican Church in Whitehouse.
 
Erected 1978 by Government of Yukon.
 
Location. 60° 43.1′ N, 135° 3.248′ W. Marker is in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of Elliott Street and 3rd Avenue on Elliott Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Y1A 1E3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Pass and Yukon Route Railway (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Copper Nugget (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); SS Klondike
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2010
2. Log Church & Rectory
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Alaska Highway (approx. 1.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Old Log Church history. In August 1953, the log church became the cathedral of the Diocese of Yukon when the See was moved from Dawson City to Whitehorse. Soon the church proved to be too small for the growing congregation and in 1960, the new Christ Church Cathedral was constructed providing more space for parish activities. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Log Church & Rectory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2010
3. Log Church & Rectory
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2010
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2010
5. Log Church & Rectory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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