White Presbyterian Church (Building #15)

Presbyterians were the first to bring church life to Fairbanks, and the white church at Pioneer Park was the first church built in the Interior of Alaska. It was constructed in 1904, on the corner of 7th and Cushman Streets. A missionary to Rampart, Alaska, Dr. M.E. Krouse, gave sermons when he came to the new gold mining camp of Fairbanks back in 1902-03. The first services are said to have been held in Marston’s Saloon on 1st Avenue. The proprietor covered the bar and tables with white clothes to keep with the occasions.

The church at Pioneer Park is open for services and can also be reserved for weddings.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 64.838513
Longitude: -147.771023