Monday, February 29, 2016

Moore Chapel (1906) a Decatur Gem

Moore Chapel is a little gem that serves the United Methodist Children's Home.


I've been driving by for decades hoping to see inside.

One day the door was wide open and I had a look inside. Glad I did. What a space, what stained glass.

I was saying "Hello, Terry here, hello" all the while. Nobody home though so I took a few pictures and a video (below).

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"In Memoriam William Chandler Smith"

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Cornerstone 1906

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"In Memory of Frank S. Bale"  Is it a "B?"

IMG_9401 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA memorial stone Detail 2 BW
Who's who including George Muse.

IMG_9402 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA Narthex stained glass Lions and Lamb Asa G Candler III memorial north window
The narthex stained glass window. "In Memory of Asa G. Candler III"

IMG_9404 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA view from sanctuary into Narthex
Looking back into the Narthex.

IMG_9424 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA main chapel ceiling beams
The first door to the left leads to a little chapel / office (see video below).  The second door is the sacristy in a niche.

IMG_9412 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA view from sanctuary into side chaple and vestry

IMG_9423 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA main chapel ceiling beams
The ceiling.

IMG_9425 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA main chapel ceiling beams
I don't know what you call these. Decorative braces?

IMG_9413 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA view into demilune side chaplel
View from the chapel into the little chapel / office.

IMG_9414 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA side chapel double stained glass A rear Manger and Flight to Egypt
Stained glass pair.

IMG_9415 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA side chapel double stained glass B Baptism and Sermon on the Mount
Stained glass pair.

IMG_9416 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA side chapel double stained glass C Walk on Water
Stained glass pair.

IMG_9417 2014-07-28 Moore Chapel UMC Childrens Home Decatur GA side chapel single stained glass D Garden of Gethsemane
Stained glass.

Here is the little video.


Wish I'd taken more time.

Grateful for the opportunity.

10 comments:

  1. what a wonderful little church -LOVE spaces like this!

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    1. Indeed and I'm not showing it well. Not a public place. It's just immaculate.

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  2. isn't that lovely a castle for god

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  3. Do you know anything about the architect? Such a lovely little place of worship!

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    1. No, I'd certainly like to know. Anyone? Anyone?

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  4. Asa G. Candler's family started the a soda pop company that still exists to this day Don Draper helped them out a bit I suppose but that song still sticks in my head I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony ..... Not a public space so you were "visiting" and now sharing a private space with the entire world lucky for us you didn't get into trouble

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  5. Thank you for the great info and images, Terry! We were looking for it.

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  6. The property might go up for sale to a developer.

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