St. Luke’s

One of the most heavily damaged buildings at MUSC was St. Luke’s Chapel. The utter destruction and phoenix-like rebirth of the building came to embody the resilient spirit of the MUSC Community.

The high winds of Hugo ripped the roof off the chapel, blew out the windows, and collapsed multiple walls. The devastation was near total. Rather than abandon the historic property, Dr. James B. Edwards, president of MUSC appointed a Chapel Restoration Committee to lead the effort to return the chapel to its former glory.

Committee members located specialty craftsmen to repair the stained glass windows, organ, pews, and the building itself. After four years and four months the painstaking work on the building was completed and on February 10, 1994 the building was reopened and rededicated.