When I created this Lakeside Chapel photo I thought about all the small churches scattered about the Southeastern USA.
Discover the Enchanting Lakeside Chapel of Lake Lure, North Carolina
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lakeside Chapel in Lake Lure, North Carolina, is a tranquil sanctuary. For locals and visitors, it provides an escape from everyday life.
The Lakeside Chapel photo shows a secluded setting surrounded by lush, wooded hills and majestic views of Lake Lure. And, the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond is truly a sight to behold. Built in 1935, the historic Chapel has been part of the local landscape for nearly a century. So, it is a cherished landmark among local residents and visitors alike.
Faith and Tradition – Lakeside Chapel at Lake Lure Inspires
Lakeside Chapel has a rich history rooted in faith and tradition. Architect Philip Shutze designed the original building as part of the Lake Lure Inn and Harmon Field development project. The project was overseen by developer Dr. Lucius B McCraw and constructed under the direction of Julius Rosenwald, the patriarch of Sears & Roebuck Company.
In 1936, local churches took ownership of the building for use as their own house of worship. Over time, different denominations shared use of the chapel until it was eventually deeded to Faith Bible Church in 1943 which has held ownership ever since.
What about the NC Church Today?
Today, Lakeside Chapel continues to be used as a place of worship as well as a gathering spot for special occasions like weddings or other celebrations.
Inside, visitors can take in:
- its timeless beauty with classic lines,
- wooden pews,
- along with stained glass windows that are original to its construction date.
The breathtaking landscape outside serves as an awe-inspiring backdrop for any ceremony or event. This makes the Lakeside Chapel one of North Carolina’s most beloved landmarks for generations past and present.
As you can see from the picture of Lakeside Chapel, it draws the attention of fine art photographers too — including me!