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Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple Makes News

Community engages as WWII chapel steeple is moved from its historic location on the old Army Air Base, Orlando Naval Training Center, to downtown Orlando.

Read The Orlando Sentinel articles detailing John Moore’s efforts to relocate the chapel steeple to his home in Thornton Park Historic District.

Listen to an excerpt (2:49) from an oral history interview with John Moore on May 12, 2012 in which he shares how people from the community read the articles in the paper and contacted him to tell about their memories of the chapel.

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Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

May 12, 2012 photo of the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple and Cupola  in its present location  in Thornton Park Historic...

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Chapel Prayer Card Reunites Friends

When David Black stuck a prayer card in the chapel wall at the last service in the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel,...

Chapel Prayer Card Reunites Friends

When David Black stuck a prayer  card in the chapel wall at the last service in the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel,...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel

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Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel

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Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel

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Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel

Community petition to allow the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple and cupola in the Thornton Park HIstoric District.  

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Post Chapel at Orlando Air Base

The Post Chapel at Orlando Air Base, located in tropical garden environs is unique in that it is the only chapel in...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel

Photo of the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel prior to the Orlando Naval Training Center demolition as  discussed in this The Orlando...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

John Moore endeavors to preserve the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple from the Orlando Naval Training Center as detailed in this...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

John Moore endeavors to preserve the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple from the Orlando Naval Training Center as detailed in this...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

City zoning officials and Thornton Park neighbors exchange perspectives on John Moore's plan to incorporate the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

City zoning officials and Thornton Park neighbors exchange perspectives on John Moore's plan to incorporate the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

John Moore pursues his vision of adding the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple to his Victorian style home in Thornton Park...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

John Moore pursues his vision of adding the Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel steeple to his Victorian style home in Thornton Park...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

Orlando Historic Preservation Officer Jodi Rubin finds  postcard  of the Chapel at Orlando Army Air Base with steeple on the side ...

Stephen L. Rusk Memorial Chapel Steeple

Orlando Historic Preservation Officer Jodi Rubin finds postcard of the Orlando Army Air Base Chapel with steeple on the side allowing John...

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