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Confederate Memorial Chapel

2900 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA , USA
Telephone: (804) 340-1170

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 33' 20.567376", -77° 28' 34.167792"
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The chapel was erected in 1887 in memory of the more than 260,000 Confederate war dead and as a place of worship for the veterans who resided here in the Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home. The veterans themselves, many of them disabled and impoverished, funded the construction. Marion J. Dimmock, Sr., designed the Gothic Revival structure and Joseph F. Wingfield built it. The chapel was used regularly until the last resident veteran died in 1941. The home was then closed and the buildings were demolished, except for the chapel and the Robinson House, the superintendent's dwelling. The chapel was restored in 1960-1961.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
    Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Union States
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