Faith Chapel - Jekyll Island, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GatoRx
N 31° 03.630 W 081° 25.311
17R E 459752 N 3436383
Quick Description: A treasure of stained glass, at Jekyll Island's Faith Chapel.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/29/2008 6:59:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM32FG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 142

Long Description:
Jekyll Island is a small barrier island on the southeast coast of Georgia. It was purchased in 1886 by a group of wealthy industrialists (including J.P. Morgan, William K. Vanderbilt, William Rockefeller, and Marshall Field) and developed into the Jekyll Island Club, a private winter retreat. A clubhouse was completed in 1888, and members built 'cottages' the size of mansions nearby. With all the growth on the island, the members needed a place to worship. A chapel was built, but quickly outgrown; Faith Chapel was completed in time for the 1904 resort season.

The chapel's Gothic-influenced design, exterior gargoyles, luxurious carpeting, and rich stained wood interior are enough to impress. But the west wall, on the chapel's front, features a rare treasure. The stained glass window on this wall was designed, installed, and signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, reportedly one of only five such pieces known to exist. Clearly, the early members of the Club intended to spare no expense when building their place of worship.

There is no fee to view the chapel and window, but there is a $3.00 charge to enter Jekyll Island.
Type of building where window is located: Church

375 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA USA

Admission Charge: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Days of Operation: Daily

Hours of Operation: From: 2:00 PM To: 4:00 PM

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