St. Luke on the Lake Episcopal Church started as a Sunday school on Wheeling Island, in West Virginia. It first met in 1869. In 1873, the decision was made to build a frame chapel. The building was completed in 1881.

The building has changed a lot since then due to flooding and the ever changing nature of the island.

Here are my favorite photos, taken while either walking or running by.

The cross on the steeple shines brightly every night.
The entrance to the sanctuary is framed by old stones. The keystone notes 1893, possibly when that part of the church was put into place. The sanctuary’s ceiling can be seen through the window.