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Vail Interfaith Chapel

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1976, 1978 (enlargement), Pierce, Briner and Scott. 19 Vail Rd.

This version of a Tyrolean chapel uses Vail's prescribed white stucco and dark wood trim in a stark, emphatically Modernist church. The 500-seat interior is modernized Gothic made possible by glue-laminated arches, but generic enough to accommodate seven different denominations that moved out of restaurants and bars where they had been meeting amid the lingering Saturday night fumes.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Vail Interfaith Chapel", [Vail, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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