Sunday, November 18, 2007
This little church is located on top of Look Out Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama. A man named Milford Howard had it built as a memorial to his first wife Sallie. As you look at the following pictures you will see why it is considered one of the most unusual churches in the world.
The door really was unlocked and there was even money in a collection plate. They still have a service there every Sunday and the church is often used for weddings.
The words "God has always been as good to me as I would let him be." were written above the altar. Those words were written by Sallie in the last letter she wrote to her husband before she died.
The Chapel was dedicated on June 23,1937.
In December of the same year Milford Howard died and his body was cremated. His second wife, Lady Vivian planned a memorial service.
The service was held in the fall of 1938. Howard's remains were placed inside the huge boulder inside the church and a bronze plaque placed over it. The inscription reads Milford W. Howard , born December 18 , 1867 . Died December 28 , 1937. I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever".