Sunday, April 5, 2015


Sedona, Arizona

Architecture can be so stunningly beautiful one can only stand and stare. The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona, a compelling Sedona landmark since its completion in 1956, is such a building. Many sources say it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. But, in digging deeper, others say it was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright. The final source seems to attribute Marguerite Brunswig Staude to commissioning it, but  the actual design to  the firm of Anshen and Allen, where project architects Richard Hein and August Strotz finalized Marguerite’s long-held vision.

In shocking juxtaposition, is this home as viewed from the courtyard of The Chapel of the Holy Cross.


"Building becomes architecture only when the mind of man consciously takes it and tries with all his resources to make it beautiful, to put concordance, sympathy with nature, and all that into it. Then you have architecture."

― Frank Lloyd Wright

1 comment:

  1. That's not a home; that's an excrescence. Just toured one almost as bad here in Clinton the other day. Thought you'd like to know . . . . The Chapel, on the other hand, is a glory.