Saturday, July 7, 2012

Road Trip Day 4 - Sewanee

On Day 4 of our road trip Sue and I visited a place that was very special to her.  Sue's first husband was an Episcopal priest.  He was really a super guy and was the priest for the church I attended when he died unexpectedly.  About 2 years later Sue and I became friends and nine and a half years ago we were marred.  When she and her first husband chose an Episcopal Seminary they came to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.  Sue had not been back for many years so we visited the campus.

The University of the South is located on the high point of the Cumberland Plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville. The school opened in 1868 and holds 13,000 acres of forested mountaintop.

The University of the South is an Episcopal University which includes a School of Theology although the majority of the students study in other areas.  Many of the buildings are made of cut native stone, for example the classroom building and University Chapel above.

The School of Theology has built a new chapel in an altogether new style that fits in very well with the forested mountaintop.  Sue wanted to see it inside and took a few photos while she was there.  Nice photos Sue.


DrillerAA said... [Reply to comment]

The Chapel of the Apostles was designed by the firm of Jennings-McKee of Fayetteville, AR. Maurice Jennings was a student and long-time partner of E. Fay Jones. That is why this building bears a striking resemblance to other chapels that Jones designed. It is a lovely facility.

Nancy said... [Reply to comment]

My cousin graduated here last May, was ordained in June and has begun the next chapter of her life there at St. Mary's. Beautiful place.

Cheri said... [Reply to comment]

What beauitful photos! The grounds look so pretty and green.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

What wonderful grounds for a university. Most interesting post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That looks like a nice place to go to school. I love the new chapel.