Although I left for yesterday’s photo challenge, let’s go back to Valley Forge National Park for another day. Despite being located there and being a national monument to George Washington, the chapel doesn’t belong to the park, but is a beautiful, active Episcopal parish.
The cornerstone for Milton Medary’s Gothic Revival building was laid in 1903, but construction didn’t begin until 1912. The exterior was finished five years later, the interior nice. Wikipedia further tells us:
Noted ironsmith Samuel Yellin produced the wrought iron gates, hardware & locks. He was one of many artisans to produce sculptures, stonework, stained glass and metal work. The interior woodwork was supplied by Belgian-American cabinetmaker Edward Maene (1852–1931).
Although there are beautiful sculptures, furniture, and stained glass windows (food for upcoming posts), today’s focus, as usual on Thursday, is on doors. Here are a few that grace the chapel. Be sure open the door to our host Norm’s blog to see what he has on offer today and click on the blue linky critter to see doors from around the world.