Mystery Monday (12/5)

Posted on 12/05/2011 by Lance Roper in Mystery Monday

Welcome back to another MysteryMonday! Can you believe it’s December already?

If you’ve been playing for a while, then you know how this works. If not, be sure to read the guidelines below.

As always, the more descriptions and observations you leave, the more fun Mystery Mondays are!

Here are the guidelines:

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Whoever identifies the photograph and posts a link to its correct location first wins!
  • This week’s winner will receive a $50 coupon for any framed print, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer!
  • In order to win, the photo must be revealed by this Friday at 5:30PM EST.

If you know of anyone else who would enjoy this blog (or perhaps someone who would be a great competitor,) please send them here!

Let the games begin!

Visitor Comments

Another odd one. Massive building complex with a chapel attached; what looks like a storage facility, and absolutely no vehicles visible. And that tall cylinder with the cone hat, perhaps a chimney for some massive underground boiler; but so far away from the building. This is out in the middle of nowhere (or at best on the outskirts of a town). It doesn't look like the parking lot is big enough to support the size of the building. And did I mention there's nobody around!

My initial thought was a prep school, college or seminary; perhaps one that had closed down prior to this photo (then why would the photographer waste film on a derelict property?).

Location looks to me like eastern half of US, and probably not within 50 miles of the Atlantic/Gulf coast (unless this in New England).

I suppose it could be a facility that isn't opened yet; but one would expect some straggling construction equipment or some sign of life!

Tony, I found this to be very odd too. I'll give a hint on it's location at the end of the day.

I'll bet it is a Monastery someplace. One that was built in the 1950's or 1960's just by the building style.

Wil, those were my thoughts too. Do you have any ideas on the location?

No idea on the location. Googling Monastery's in the US brings up a couple of different sites that connect you to some Monastery websites.

This is the Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Service Center in Munson, Ohio. My wife used to teach next door at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School.

Information about the Center may be found at:

Does the picture in the upper right look familiar?

Stephen, great job! Here's the link to Google Maps.

This photo was taken in 1965, just two years after the chapel was built. From the Sisters of Notre Dame website Stephen linked: "Regina Mundi (Queen of the World) Chapel was constructed in 1963. Influenced by Vatican II theology, the chapel represented a new era of liturgical design. The semi-circular shape and clean lines clearly articulated the centrality of the liturgical action."

For more information and photos of the interior of the Chapel, visit:

There is a newer photo available, though it is somewhat washed-out and grainy -- -- there have been quite a few changes and additions since 1965. The strange cylinder with the cone hat is gone.

There is another 1965 photo looking more directly on at the chapel:

Well, I'm embarrassed to have missed this one, since it is only a mile or so from the cemetery where my mother rests. I've driven past this place quite a few times. Admittedly, the view is not the same from the street LOL.

An asnewr from an expert! Thanks for contributing.

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