West Point Cadet Chapel

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West Point Cadet Chapel
Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy
West Point's Cadet Chapel viewed from Schofield Place
41°23′24.62″N 73°57′36.01″W / 41.3901722°N 73.9600028°W / 41.3901722; -73.9600028Coordinates: 41°23′24.62″N 73°57′36.01″W / 41.3901722°N 73.9600028°W / 41.3901722; -73.9600028
Location United States Military Academy, New York
Country United States
Denomination Protestant
History
Dedication 1910
Architecture
Status Church
Architect(s) Bertram Goodhue, Ralph Adams Cram, and Frank Ferguson
Architectural type Gothic Revival architecture
Groundbreaking 1906
Completed 1910
Specifications
Materials Granite
Clergy
Chaplain(s) Colonel (CH) Barbara Sherer
Laity
Director of music Craig Williams

The Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy is a place of Protestant denomination worship for many members of the United States Corps of Cadets. The chapel is a classic example of gothic revival architecture, with its cross-shaped floor plan, soaring arches, and ornate stone carvings. It hosts the largest chapel pipe organ in the world,[1] which boasts some The organ now consists of 23,511 pipes individual pipes.[2][3] The Cadet Chapel dominates the skyline and sets the architectural mood of the academy.[4] Designed by architect Bertram Goodhue and completed in 1910,[5] the neogothic Cadet Chapel replaced the Old Cadet Chapel which had been built in 1836. The Old Cadet Chapel was deconstructed and relocated to the entrance of the West Point Cemetery, where it stands today.[6]

See also

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cadet Chapel – West Point, New York". American Theatre Organ Society. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  2. ^ Poughkeepsie Journal, (2003). West Point: Legend on the Hudson. Montgomery, NY: Walden Printing. pp.81–83. ISBN 0-9674209-1-1.
  3. ^ "Cadet Chapel". United States Military Academy. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ Barkalow, Carol (1990). In the Men's House. New York: Poseidon Press p.70. ISBN 0-671-67312-2
  5. ^ Simpson, Jeffrey (1982). Officers and Gentlemen: Historic West Point in Photographs. Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press. p.164. ISBN 0-912882-53-0
  6. ^ Crackel, Theodore (1991). The Illustrated History of West Point. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p.129. ISBN 0-8109-3458-2

External links[edit]

Media related to West Point Cadet Chapel at Wikimedia Commons

  • For all six USMA chapels, go to Office of the USMA Chaplain and click on "Chapels" in left-hand column. USMA official website. Retrieved 2010-02-06.

The Cadet Chapel (booklet by the Cadet Chapel Board, 1958)