Designed by a Master

Missouri, all of the United States, is a relatively recent political creation. If you want to view or tour structures or buildings more than two or three centuries old most people plan a trip to Europe. Or Asia. Or the northern shores of Africa.

There are exceptions — Pueblos in the American Southwest or structures built by Aztec, Mayan, and Incan civilizations come to mind.

Did you know Missouri has a gem designed by Christopher Wren? Yes, the very same brilliant architect who designed St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

No — he didn’t time-warp to a different century. One of the several smaller churches he designed and built after London’s Great Fire suffered severe damage during WWII. It was moved — stones numbered for reassembly — all the way to the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Today it’s in use as the campus chapel. All the interior wood work is newer, in the style of Wren’s times. It’s also a portion of the Churchill Museum, welcoming visitors from around the world.

Roman arches. Clear glass. Two features which never age.

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