GAMBIER — On Wednesday, Knox County Partners in Tourism visited two historic places in the Gambier area.
The first stop was Christ Church at the Quarry, located just a few miles outside of Gambier on Quarry Chapel Road. Constructed of sandstone in 1863, the building is a national historic landmark, and has been lovingly restored.
College Township Trustee Jim Ingerham described the 10-year renovation process, and told the partners the “jewel in the crown of our quality of life” has been recreated as authentically as possible, including the Tiffany-style stained glass altar window and open beam ceilings.
No longer sanctified, Ingerham said maintenance of the non-sectarian chapel is funded by donations to the Friends of the Quarry Chapel and by nominal fees charged for weddings, concerts, memorial services, receptions and other functions.