Springfield in Greene County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Erected by City-County Bicentennial Committee, Springfield Historical Sites Board.
Location. 37° 13.08′ N, 93° 17.22′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. Benton Ave. and E. Central, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Parking is on the street on N. Benton Ave. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Block N. Benton Ave., Springfield MO 65802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Entrenchments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairbanks Hall (about 400 feet away); Tau Eta Gamma (local) (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fairbanks Hall (about 700 feet away); Indian Mounds First Store in Greene County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shrine Mosque (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butterfield Overland Stage (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
More about this marker. The Chapel's front door is inside an alcove. To see the marker you will have to walk all the way up to the front door. As you face the door, the marker is on the right alcove wall. You do not have to enter the Chapel.
Regarding Stone Chapel. Ask anyone who knows the town to name an iconic building in Springfield and chances are good that they will name Stone Chapel. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The chapel is on the grounds of Drury University, a school associated with the United Churches of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. Its total enrollment averages between 3,000-5,000 on a campus covering about 90-acres.
Interesting aside - Mrs. Team Blakelylaw grew up in Springfield and never suspected the true story behind the chapel's name. She always thought it had to do with the building material. She ventures to say
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