Thorncrown Chapel, nestled in the woods just outside of Eureka Springs, on Highway 62 West, is an architectural marvel of glass and natural materials that will spark the adoration and fascination of any visitor, no matter their beliefs (or lack thereof).
An angled structure of glass and wood rising up a magnificent forty-eight feet into the Ozark sky, the woodland sanctuary of Thorncrown Chapel draws both the penitent and the secular with its majestic beauty.
Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel was designed by world renowned architect and apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, E. Fay Jones. It is composed of all organic materials, with the only steel in the structure being the diamond shaped patterns in its wooden trusses. In fact, Fay designed the structure around the requirement that no structural element used could be bigger than what two men could carry in through the woods.
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