With a new roof, wiring, stamped concrete walk, stained-glass window and doors for the front and side entrances, the Goddard Chapel in Marion's Rose Hill Cemetery has been undergoing a much-needed facelift.
... The renovations at the chapel, [Sexton Rob] Connell said, are part of an ongoing restoration process initiated by the Goddard Chapel Restoration Commission, a group of concerned citizens who raised the necessary funds in the last 15 years.
"Because the Goddard Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, we will get a tour group through here every once in a while," Connell said. "What's amazing is that a lot of people in Marion drive by here every day and have never seen the inside of the chapel. This is a beautiful building. The woodwork really fascinates me."
Connell told me this morning he though another open house would be planned for the Saturday before Memorial Day - May 26 - from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for additional improvements to the building.