|Nearest city||Eureka Springs, Arkansas|
|Area||7.6 acres (3.1 ha)|
|Architect||E. Fay Jones|
|MPS||Arkansas Designs of E. Fay Jones MPS AD|
|NRHP reference No.||97000452|
|Added to NRHP||April 28, 2000|
Thorncrown Chapel is a chapel located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, designed by E. Fay Jones and constructed in 1980. The design recalls the Prairie School of architecture popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom Jones had apprenticed. The chapel was commissioned by Jim Reed, a retired schoolteacher. Jones' goal with the building was to make it a pilgrimage chapel set apart in the landscape for meditation. The design of Thorncrown Chapel was inspired by the Sainte-Chapelle, a gothic church in Paris containing many windows and different types of glass to allow more light into the structure. These same methods were utilized in the design of Thorncrown Chapel.
Thorncrown was included in Budget Travel's "12 Most Beautiful Churches in America" — and was selected for the 2006 Twenty-five Year Award by the American Institute of Architects as well as receiving its listing in 2000 on the National Register of Historic Places, a status not granted to buildings fewer than fifty years old unless exceptionally significant.and Bored Panda's "50 Most Extraordinary Churches Of The World."
Constructed mostly of wood and other materials indigenous to northwestern Arkansas, the design minimized material transportation costs. The architects only used materials that two people could carry (i.e., 2×4s, 2×6s, and 2×12s of Southern pine wood). Though it looks like an open-air structure, the chapel is a glass-enclosed, air-conditioned space. They enlarged the ornamental skylight to provide natural lighting throughout the chapel.
In 2013, the Southwest Power Company (SWEPCO) submitted and subsequently withdrew an application for a certificate of environmental compatibility,requesting permission to construct a high voltage transmission line adjacent to the chapel.
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