Mid-Century Architecture Tour | Warren Wilson Chapel

Built in 1964 | Design by J. Bertram King and Charles M. Sapenfield


The construction of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and College Chapel was made possible by a matching gift from an anonymous donation and contributions from friends of the college, church members and alumni.  Local materials were used as much as possible.  Stone was hauled from nearby Bee Tree Valley by student work crews and the walnut wood for the cross in the chancel came from the college forest.  The cross was designed and made by Hardy Davidson, a neighbor and Farm School alumnus.  The design of the structure points upward and the many triangles are used to represent the trinity.  In 1968 the North Carolina Institute of Architects gave J. Bertram King Architects an honorary award for the design.

chapel-compWant to see more of Bert King’s work? Visit our Pinterest page on him here. Cheers!

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