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St. Stephen's Episcopal School Chapel and Women's Dormitory

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1955 chapel, Fehr and Granger; 1979 dormitory, Pfluger-Polkinghorn Architects. 6500 St. Stephen's School Dr.

The chapel and the dormitory are the best among the various buildings of this private school that was established in 1949. The modern idiom that Fehr and Granger established in the chapel continues in more recent buildings. Considered one of the finest works of the short-lived firm, the chapel, which is sited on the highest point on campus, has a flattened gable roof, a rusticated limestone facade, and stylized, slender buttresses along the sides. The open interior repeats the regularly coursed rough-faced limestone and has a stained wooden ceiling behind the expressed structural elements. The dormitory also uses thin planes of limestone.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.

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