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AD Classics: Thorncrown Chapel / E. Fay Jones

This article was originally published on August 2, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section. Hidden in the middle of the forests surrounding Arkansas? Ozark Mountains, Thorncrown Chapel rests amongst the oaks, pines and maples. The humble chapel, designed by Euine Fay Jones, is less than 35 years old ? yet it?s on the U.S. Historic register, has been named one of the AIA?s top ten buildings of the 20th century, and has even been called the best American building since 1980.

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This article was originally published on August 2, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Hidden in the middle of the forests surrounding Arkansas? Ozark Mountains, Thorncrown Chapel rests amongst the oaks, pines and maples. The humble chapel, designed by Euine Fay Jones, is less than 35 years old ? yet it?s on the U.S. Historic register, has been named one of the AIA?s top ten buildings of the 20th century, and has even been called the best American building since 1980.
© Randall Connaughton

In the late 1970?s retired schoolteacher Jim Reed purchased the property where Thorncrown chapel would be located - originally as a space for his retirement cabin. But, after seeing tourists stop along the highway to view the beauty of the area, his vision changed. He imagined a non-denominational chapel, a spiritual place -- one that Jones...
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