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Ruth Mortenson

The Chapel of the Holy Dove

Houses of God | Flagstaff, Arizona

Issue: "Crossing the Rubiocon," Aug. 14, 2010

The Chapel of the Holy Dove, originally built of Ponderosa pine logs and other local materials and situated north of Flagstaff, Ariz., was the brainchild of Watson Lacy, a physician who with his wife ran the Grand Canyon Hospital. The former agnostic envisioned the chapel as a way station for hikers and travelers to rest and worship. It burned in 1999 but was rebuilt with volunteer labor and donations on the same stone foundation, with a wall of glass overlooking the San Francisco Peaks.

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