Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 36° 25.038 W 093° 46.294
15S E 430828 N 4030511
Quick Description: It started out as a site for a mans retirement home but he ended up building a chapel to share with everyone.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 8:42:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJF8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 4

Long Description:
It started out as a site for a mans retirement home but he ended up building a chapel to share with everyone.

"Since the chapel opened in 1980, over six million people have visited this woodland sanctuary. It has won numerous architectural awards such as the American Institute of Architecture's Design of the Year Award for 1981 and the American Institute of Architecture's Design of the Decade Award for the 1980's. Recently, members of the American Institute of Architects placed Thorncrown Chapel fourth on its list of the top buildings of the twentieth century." (visit link)
Architect: E. Fay Jones

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 1990

Website about the Architect: [Web Link]

Website about the building: [Web Link]

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