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U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest city Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Coordinates36°24′59″N93°46′22″WCoordinates: 36°24′59″N 93°46′22″W
Area 7.6 acres (3.1 ha)
Architect E. Fay Jones
Architectural style Modern
Arkansas Designs of E. Fay Jones MPS AD
Added to NRHP April 28, 2000
is a chapel
located in Eureka Springs
, 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.
Thorncrown was included in Budget Travel's "12 Most Beautiful Churches in America"
and Bored Panda's "50 Most Extraordinary Churches Of The World."
— 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 only granted to buildings fewer than fifty years old unless exceptionally significant.