Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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Cooper Chapel
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Interior of the chapel
Interior of the chapel, 2012
Cooper Chapel is located in Arkansas
Cooper Chapel
Cooper Chapel
Location in Arkansas
36°28′24″N 94°13′56″W / 36.47333°N 94.23222°W / 36.47333; -94.23222
Country United States
Denomination None
Founded 1991 (1991)
Founder(s) Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel Foundation
Status Open
Heritage designation Nominated to NRHP, June 5, 1996
Architect(s) Fay Jones
Architectural type Moderne
Style Gothic (influences)
Groundbreaking 1988
Length 84 feet (26 m)
Width 24 feet (7.3 m)
Height 54 feet (16 m)
Number of floors One
Floor area 2,016 square feet (187.3 m2)
Materials Steel, glass

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel is a chapel located in Bella Vista, Arkansas, designed by E. Fay Jones and constructed in 1988.


The design recalls the Prairie School of architecture popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom Jones had apprenticed. Jones used steel and glass to create a series of Gothic arches that run the length of the chapel.[1]

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  1. ^ Barry, Helen; Nichols, Cheryl. "The Arkansas Designs of E. Fay Jones 1956-1997" (PDF). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. pp. 63–66. Retrieved December 17, 2012.