The Immaculate Conception Catholic
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