It was increasingly common the in the mid-Twentieth Century to establish new churches, or “chapels” out in St. Louis County as congregations’ members moved further out from the city. The Friedens Chapel on Chambers Road continued on the traditions of its parent’s church in Hyde Park, which I have looked at in the past.
The building is largely the same as it was at its original construction, with a few alterations such as the new porch.
But what I found particularly fascinating is that the property was clearly a farmstead, and a wealthy one at that. I’m curious about the history of this august house that clearly predates the church.