Anchorage, Kentucky, is located in the eastern part of Jefferson County. Largely hidden from view, the Hobbs Memorial Chapel is all that remains of a beautiful church that burned down in the 1954. It has since been conserved, but not restored. Join us as today we examine this unusual locale.
|View from Osage Road. The chapel is strangely hard to find.|
|Hobbs Chapel, 1936. (University of Louisville Collection)|
|Aerial shot from Bing Maps. The chapel is marked with a red arrow, the cemetery in blue.|
|Entrance gate for the chapel.|
|Interesting brickwork on the grounds of the chapel.|
|Front of chapel.|
|These days, the chapel grounds are maintained by the Anchorage Garden Club, as indicated by this plaque.|
|As indicated by the marker, the Chapel was built in 1877. It is not on the National Register.|
|Rear view of conserved chapel.|
|Behind the chapel, a path winds through the property.|
|Extra masonry bits, placed for decorative purposes.|
|Another bit of the chapel, probably from the steeple. I suspect the eagle is not original....|
|The chapel now holds a park bench, but not much else.|
The sun was setting as we left that day, and our lighting began to fade. So it goes sometimes.
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