Friday, February 10, 2012
I'm linking up over here today.
In 1932 Marguerite Brunswig Staude, an Oak Creek resident, artist and rancher had a reoccurring vision of a cross on the newly completed Empire State Building in New York. The cross became a recurring theme in her life during the next 25 years. She felt inspired to get the assistance of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and to build a skyscraper cathedral in Europe. When World War II Broke out, they cancelled their plans. Finally in 1955, her dream was realized with the building of the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona. As you drive up Chapel Road you will see this unique structure on your left. Construction was not an easy task in this location. The Chapel is 250 feet high and emerges from a 1,000-foot wall. It seems to be suspended into the blue sky and clouds. The red rock cross can be seen from miles around Sedona. The Chapel was the first contemporary structure built as a Catholic Church. (Source).