A promise made nearly 150 years ago is being kept up by family members of an ancestor who built a small chapel at the farmstead in the town of Gardner. The descendants of Joseph Destree maintained and recently renovated the interior of the chapel. Jared Spude of Brussels shares the story behind the building of the chapel in 1876 by his great-great-grandfather Destree.
Spude says many family members worked the last few years in restoring the chapel.
Plans are to possibly put a new door on it with a stain glass front, according to Spude. The Destree Chapel is located at 9780 Fox Lane and is open to the public.
(pictures courtesy of Jared Spude)