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Near Green Lake in Green Lake County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chapel Car “Grace”

 
 
Chapel Car "Grace" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
1. Chapel Car "Grace" Marker
Inscription. Chapel Car "Grace" was one of seven such cars operated by the American Baptist Publication Society from 1891 to 1948. The car was commissioned in May 1915. Its first assignment was in Northern California. Its last work in Orem, Utah. The car was retired in February 1946. It was given to the American Baptist Assembly / Green Lake Conference Center in May 1946.

The six sisters cars of "Grace" were "Evangel," "Emmanuel," "Glad Tidings," "Goodwill," "Messenger of Peace," and "Herald of Hope." The chapel cars were operated in cooperation with the American Baptist Home Mission Society after 1923. The cars served 25 states from West Virginia to California and from Texas to Washington, reaching thousands of individuals with the gospel and establishing hundreds of Sunday schools and churches.

The chapel car ministry was the result of the vision and commitment of Dr. Wayland Hoyt, and Mr. Boston Smith, Sunday School Missionary for Minnesota.

The missionaries who served on "Grace" were:

Rev. & Mrs. E.R. Hermiston 1915-1924
Rev. & Mrs. A.C. Blinzinger 1924-1943
Rev. & Mrs. Howard Parry 1943-1946
 
Location. 43° 48.93′ N, 89° 0.732′ W. Marker is near Green Lake, Wisconsin, in Green Lake County. Marker is on Lawson Drive 0.1 miles west
Chapel Car "Grace" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
2. Chapel Car "Grace" Marker
of Sunset Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Green Lake Conference Center, also known as the American Baptist Assembly, at W2511 State Highway 23. Marker is in this post office area: Green Lake WI 54941, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "No Hurry" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Daycholah" (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dartford–Green Lake Dam (approx. 3.4 miles away); In Memory (approx. 3.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Princeton War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); American Legion Post 366 War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Princeton Cattle Fair (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Lake.
 
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The "Grace" Chapel from the Back of the Car image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
3. The "Grace" Chapel from the Back of the Car
The "Grace" Chapel from the Pulpit image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
4. The "Grace" Chapel from the Pulpit
Closeup of the Bible Stand in the "Grace" Chapel image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
5. Closeup of the Bible Stand in the "Grace" Chapel
The Bedroom Next to the Chapel image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
6. The Bedroom Next to the Chapel
Sitting Room of "Grace" Chapel Car image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
7. Sitting Room of "Grace" Chapel Car
Closeup of the books in the "Grace" sitting room image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
8. Closeup of the books in the "Grace" sitting room
Kitchen in Chapel Car "Grace" image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
9. Kitchen in Chapel Car "Grace"
Bathroom in Chapel Car "Grace" image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
10. Bathroom in Chapel Car "Grace"
Chapel Car "Grace" image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
11. Chapel Car "Grace"
Across the top it reads "American Baptist Publication Society & American Baptist Home Mission Society."
Photo in Chapel Car "Grace" image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 18, 2013
12. Photo in Chapel Car "Grace"
The caption reads "The Chapel Car Grace in Green Lake village en route to the Conference Center, May 2, 1946, photo by Gordon Hoffman, age 10."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 18, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 19, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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