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Chapel by the Lake
Country United States
Denomination Presbyterian
Status Church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Harold B. Foss, Linn A. Forrest
Style National Park Service Rustic
Groundbreaking 1954
Completed 1958
Materials Logs, shingles
Presbytery Alaska Presbytery
Synod Synod of Alaska-Northwest
Pastor(s) Douglas Dye

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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