I still remember the first time I came to Sedona. As soon as I saw Bell Rock, I had an instant flashback to my life here as an Anasazi girl that lived in a cliff dwelling across from Bell which today is called Courthouse. I wanted to know all about Sedona so my first time here was getting as much of the history as I could. I took my first guided tour with a Guide and one of the most interesting facts or stories I remembered every detail he told me about was the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Marquerite Brunswig Staude was inspired when she was living in New York her apartment was right across from the Empire State Building while it was being constructed there was a Cross in the beginning infrastructure. She herself was a sculptress and collaborated with Lloyd Wright about creating a catholic church that focused on the Cross. Together they came up with the plan and handed it over to the engineer team. Then she sat about looking for God to give her a sign of where to build her vision of the Holy Cross. Marquerite made her way into Sedona which she loved this amazing town. While touring Sedona with a guide she was looking for the perfect sign from God where to place her Mother’s wish to use the family fortune to leave behind a living Spiritual Trust. Her family made their fortune making pharmaceutical drugs. When Marguerite was in what is now today called Chapel area she looked up and saw the perfectly formed Rx and knew that was the sign from God that was all she needed and the engineer team set to work. The Chapel was completed in 1956 it took 18 months to build and $300.000. The Chapel was Marguerite’s greatest achievement.