St. Augustine's University Historic Chapel

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St. Augustine's Chapel
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Basic information
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Affiliation Episcopal Church of the United States
District Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Episcopal polity
Status Chapel

Saint Augustine's University Historic Chapel is a historic Episcopal chapel located on the campus of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The chapel was built with the patronage of the Episcopal Church Freemen's Bureau in 1895 near downtown Raleigh on the campus of St. Augustine's College. It is one of the oldest buildings on the campus of St. Augustine's and has been designated as a Raleigh Historic Landmark. The construction of the chapel was under the direction of the Episcopal priest Rev. Henry Beard Delany, who at the time was an instructor of carpentry and masonry, as well as a chaplain and musician. The chapel was built by students of the college. The stone the chapel is made from is all from the Raleigh area. The chapel houses the cathedra of the Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, a memorial of Henry Delany's consecration as the first African American Episcopal Bishop in North Carolina.[1][2]

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