Saturday, June 12, 2010
Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
The temple was opened in 1980 and over 5 million have come to visit and/or seek peace. It is not denominational, but is religious based in spirit. There are 425 windows and 6,000 square feet of glass. All the timber frames are cross supported against each other so stronger methods were not needed. Jim Reed and his wife made this happen all on their own in order to give peace to others. There is also a worship center on the grounds, just about as impressive, hanging off the cliff. E. Fay Jones designed this and he also did a similar one at Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs. Services are 9 and 11 on Sundays, and the chapel holds around 300. Tours are open 9-5 daily and donations should be standard to help in the support.