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Faith Chapel

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1904, Howard Constable. 1904 Schoolhouse Ln.
  • "Adoration Window" by Helen and Maitland Armstrong
  • "David Set Singers Before the Lord" by Tiffany Studios

In 1904, the Jekyll Island Club built a Gothic Revival chapel north of the Clubhouse. It was established as a nondenominational church, although it served a predominantly Episcopalian congregation. Architect Howard Constable designed the small, shingle-clad structure, which featured open-truss ceiling beams on the interior. Behind the altar is an east window, the Adoration of the Christ Child, which was designed by the father-daughter team of Maitland and Helen Armstrong. Maitland had worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany, who also contributed a stained glass window at the opposite (west) end of the chapel. Installed in 1921, the stained glass window was dedicated to Frederick Gilbert Bourne, president of the club from 1916 to 1919. The window, David Set Singers Before the Lord, may have been a pun, inasmuch as Bourne was former head of Singer Sewing Machine Company.

References

McCash, June Hall. The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1998.

 

Writing Credits

Author: 
Robert M. Craig
Coordinator: 
Robert M. Craig
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Data

Timeline

  • 1904

    Built
  • 1921

    Stained glass installed

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Citation

Robert M. Craig, "Faith Chapel", [Jekyll Island, Georgia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/GA-01-127-0034-07.

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