Apr 30 2013




One of the most beautiful chapels in the world could soon have its surrounding destroyed by a Southwest Power Company in one of the most religious states in America. The good people of Arkansas, in fact all Americans, should mobilize to stop power lines from going through next to the Thorncrown Chapel.

You can do your part in saving this chapel from encroachment by the Power Company by sending your comments here!

Architizer.com reports:

Another architectural masterpiece faces the threat of its aesthetic dignity being destroyed—but there’s something you can do about it! One of the world’s most exquisite examples of organic architecture, the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas was built in 1980 by E. Fay Jones, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. A stunning glass and steel structure surrounded by a thick patch of trees, the chapel has become a beloved architectural monument for the local community architecture enthusiasts across the world.

Recently, the Southwest Power Company (SWEPCO) filed an application to the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) to build a 48-mile-long high voltage transmission line across Northwest Arkansas that intrudes on the chapel’s pristine landscape. Thus far, a number of Eureka Springs residents have vocalized their opposition to the power line; however much more supported is needed. Let your voice be heard, and sign the petition opposing the SWEPCO project, and save the site of this architectural wonder from being ruined!