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127-0364-0009 Henry Mansfield Cannon Memorial Chapel

Henry Mansfield Cannon Memorial Chapel
Photo credit: Calder Loth/DHR, 2008

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VLR Listing Date 12/13/2012

NRHP Listing Date 05/07/2013

NRHP Reference Number 13000259

The University of Richmond‘s Cannon Memorial Chapel, constructed in 1929, was designed in the Late Gothic Revival style by Charles M. Robinson, a prominent Virginia architect who designed many of Virginia’s public schools as well as buildings at today’s James Madison University and the College of William and Mary. Recalling the university’s character as a denominational institution, Cannon Memorial Chapel features a large interior nave with a soaring vaulted ceiling, arched stained-glass windows along its clerestory, and a rose window above its entrance. The exterior is constructed of brick and stone and cast concrete pinnacles.

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

Updated: May 20, 2021