Live Oak Friends Meeting House


1318 W. 26th St.,
United States,

Dedicated in 2001, this gray-clapboard Quaker Meeting House is as spectacular as a place of determined simplicity can be. Designed by architect Leslie Elkins, it fits naturally into its modest residential neighborhood; and you might drive right by, not even noticing it. Inside, however, the focus is upward and away, with all eyes on artist James Turrell's Skyspace, a sort of curved square that opens heavenward, magically framing the sky and clouds. Capturing the transformation from light to dark and drawing on your gaze and thoughts to the beyond, the experience feels at once intimate and infinite. Visitors are invited to join in the Quakers' silent services on Sunday mornings at 10:30.