Ozark Life Flashback: Go inside Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
May is a favored month of weddings and one of the most popular chapelsls in the Ozarks is in Eureka Springs. But when the architect showed the builder drawings, it almost did not get built, until townspeople said they loved it.
Thorncrown Chapel was designed by world renowned architect E. Fay Jones. Fay was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1921. He studied at the University of Arkansas, Rice University, the University of Oklahoma, and finally under his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright at the Taliesin Fellowship.AIA Gold Medal (1990).
Thorncrown was listed fourth on the AIA’s top ten buildings of the 20th century. Ed Fillmer visited Thorncrown chapel for KY3 News in 2015