Posted on Nov 22, 2019

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History of Wayfarers Chapel (From

A Dream Comes True

Wayfarers Chapel began as a dream in the mind of Elizabeth Schellenberg, a member of the Swedenborgian Church who lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the late 1920s. The Peninsula was largely open farmland. A two-lane gravel road was skirting the shoreline from San Pedro to Palos Verdes Estates.

Two Women

Mrs. Schellenberg dreamed of a little chapel on a hillside above the Pacific Ocean where wayfarers could stop to rest, meditate and give thanks to God for the wonder and beauty of creation. Narcissa Cox Vanderlip, also a member of the Swedenborgian Church, responded to the dream and agreed to contribute land for the chapel site. The depression of the 1930s and World War II forced a delay in developing the plans for the Chapel.
Lloyd Wright, Chapel Architect

Wayfarers Chapel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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