Historic Fisher Chapel
For many long-time residents, Fisher Chapel is a symbol of "Old Barbers Hill." It is one of the few remaining structures following the buy-out by industry of homes and businesses on "The Hill" following a series of explosions during the mid-1980's. Fisher Chapel was disassembled board by board and moved from its original site beside The Methodist Cemetery on Main Street to its present location on Eagle Drive.
Modern day brides-to-be visiting the chapel as a prospective site for their weddings want a center aisle, which the original chapel did not have! As part of the 2010 restoration, the original church pews from the center section were cut in half. The half-pews were then conjoined to those pews in the outer two sections with the carpenter replicating end pieces that are a perfect match to the originals! Other renovations include the complete restoration of the stained glass memorial windows. Many of the donors to the chapel project are descendants of families whose names are on these windows. Other enhancements completed during the past year include new outside entry doors similar to the original wooden doors which are in place in the foyer. The new outer doors replicate the wooden doors seen in vintage pictures of Fisher Chapel. Slate flooring in the foyer, new carpeting, and re-painting of the interior are other updates designed to preserve and restore this historic structure.