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Wayfarers Chapel

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2004 - 2017.

Designed by Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wayfarers Chapel sits on the Palos Verdes Peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It has become a favorite wedding location. The 3 1/2-acre site and the cornerstone were dedicated on July 16, 1949 and completed in 1951 and followed the philosophy and theology of The Swedenborgian Church. It was built on a sacred site within a redwood forest using glass, Palos Verdes stone and redwood in harmony with the site. The blue terra cotta roof tile was selected to match the blue sky.

There is much symbolism in the design. The circles represent the oneness of God, the circle of life and our striving toward wholeness. The 30/60-degree angles are reminiscent of snowflakes, crystals and tree branches. Water symbolizes divine truth and the triangular shape of the pool symbolizes the Trinity.

Wayfarers Chapel is located at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; (310) 377-7919.

The tower was completed in December 1954. The cross of gold leaf rises 50 feet above the Chapel floor. Photo Date: 5-5-01.
Entrance. Photo Date: 5-20-01.
Baptismal Font
This baptismal font was added in 1964. Photo Date: 5-20-01.
Interior and Altar. Photo Date: 5-20-01.

Fountain with Chapel beyond. Photo Date: 5-5-01.

Photo Date: 12-11-04.

Photo Date: 12-11-04.

Interior. Photo Date: 12-11-04.

Interior. Photo Date: 12-11-04.

Interior. Photo Date: 12-11-04.

Photo Date: 12-11-04.

The Tower. Photo Date: 12-11-04.

The Tower. Photo Date: 12-11-04.

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