Christ Chapel (Boise, Idaho)

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Christ Chapel
Christ Chapel (Boise, Idaho) is located in Idaho
Christ Chapel (Boise, Idaho)
Location Broadway at Campus Dr., Boise, Idaho
Coordinates 43°36′12″N 116°11′34″W / 43.60333°N 116.19278°W / 43.60333; -116.19278Coordinates: 43°36′12″N 116°11′34″W / 43.60333°N 116.19278°W / 43.60333; -116.19278
Area less than one acre
Built 1866
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000726[1]
Added to NRHP July 17, 1974

Christ Chapel (formerly St. Michael's Episcopal Church) is a historic chapel on Broadway at Campus Drive in Boise, Idaho on the campus of Boise State University. It is one of the oldest church buildings in the state.

The Gothic Revival building was constructed in 1866 as an Episcopal Church building. In addition to serving as a church, the building was used as a school house for St. Margaret’s School, which was founded in 1892. St. Margaret's School eventually became Boise Junior College (now Boise State University) in 1932. In 1963 the Christ Chapel Historical Society was founded to restore Christ Chapel and move it to the Boise State University campus, where it remains today. The chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and is often used for weddings today. The Historical Society continues to own the building.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ J. Meredith Neil, Saints & Oddfellows: a bicentennial sampler of Idaho architecture (1976)
  3. ^ http://www.northend.org/content1.asp?id=82

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