Friday, May 4, 2012

At the Glass Chapel - Now & Then

The Tower by the Glass (Wayfarers) Chapel (which is hidden by the trees)
Tower Completed
1954
 The glass chapel was designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd. I found the 1954 photo of the chapel with tower in the Visitor Center building of this Swedenborgian Church with the following caption: "The tower, sidewalks, berm planting stonewalls and Reflection Pool were constructed. Lloyd Wright called the tower a "Hallelujah" with a sense of upraised hands in celebration. The bells were added in 1978."

11 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What an interesting chapel and a truly beautiful setting!
God bless you!
Cezar

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It looks like it might be Catalina Island in the distance.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

One of my favorite places

Bibi said...

I love this place...nostalgic...and I love now-and-then photos.

crocrodyl said...

I love the view!

TheChieftess said...

I love the glass chapel!

Paula said...

That's an impressive sight/site. Do we still make buildings that are this wonderful?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I didn't know Wright's son was also an architect. Hard to follow your "genius" father into the same field. Brave too.

-K- said...

What beautiful scene. Just the way he inteneded it to be, after all these years.

Virginia said...

It seems we're always on the fast track when I visit but I'd love to see your part of the world Tash. These confirm it!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

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