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The Immaculate Conception Catholic ChurchImmacculate Conception Catholic Church

This was Fairbanks' first Catholic church, dating from 1904. 


This catholic church was originally located on the city side of the Chena River.

The church was moved closer to St. Joseph's Hospital (now Denali State Bank) in 1911. The building was jacked up, and then moved across the frozen river on rolling logs, with horses pulling.

The church appears in many of the photographs of early Fairbanks that show a view of the Cushman Street Bridge.

This is one of the sights you will see if you take the walking tour of downtown. Pick up a brochure for this self-guided tour at the Visitors' Center on First Avenue and Cushman Street.


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