127-0224

Confederate Memorial Chapel

VLR Listing Date

11/16/1971

NRHP Listing Date

02/23/1972

NRHP Reference Number

72001520

The white-painted wooden Gothic-style Confederate Memorial Chapel, located within the Boulevard Historic District and on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, 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 Civil War veterans themselves and was dedicated to their dead comrades. The picturesque structure served these 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.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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

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