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127-0224 Confederate Memorial Chapel

Confederate Memorial Chapel
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VLR Listing Date 11/16/1971

NRHP Listing Date 02/23/1972

NPS property number 72001520

The white-painted wooden Gothic-style chapel on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was built in 1887 to serve the veterans of the Confederate Soldiers’ Home, a large complex that then occupied much of the block. Designed by local architect M. J. Dimmock and built by Joseph Wingfield, the chapel was paid for by the veterans themselves and was dedicated to their dead comrades. The picturesque structure served the former “Rebs” until the last one died in 1941. Now maintained by the state, it is used for special occasions and as a visitor attraction. The windows contain a colorful variety of Victorian stained glass.


Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated April 4, 2018