View from the benches inside the Chapel of Peace, Hart Square Village, North Carolina
For over forty years, Dr. Robert Hart, a family physician in Hickory, North Carolina, has rescued and restored Carolina life of the nineteenth century, creating in the rolling countryside of Catawba County an entire village – the largest collection of original, historical log structures in the United States. From corn cribs and barns, to houses and chapels, and even a few outhouses, the Hart Square village has preserved over ninety original structures, all but two originally sited within a sixty mile radius of Hart Square, which is located south of Hickory about twenty minutes by car.
Here is a bench view of the Chapel in the Hart Square Village.
Of the structures in public use in Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Valley Chapel is now the oldest. This little New England style church was built under the sponsorship of the California State Sunday School Association, partly by subscriptions from the children, but mainly from the voluntary contributions of prominent members of the Association.
Although the Chapel continues today primarily as a house of worship, over the years it has become a popular wedding destination due to the spectacular setting and the quaint beauty of the building. The first Chapel wedding took place on October 24, 1884.
Inside the Chapel of Peace at Hart Square (A village preserved in its entirety. A ghost town from the 1800s, right here in the hills of Hickory, North Carolina.)
A chapel at Hart Square (A village preserved in its entirety. A ghost town from the 1800s, right here in the hills of Hickory, North Carolina.)
A serene place to worship either in the chapel or on the bench
The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a former Roman Catholic church that is now used as a museum and wedding chapel.