Decker's Chapel

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Decker's Chapel
Deckers Chapel.JPG
Decker's Chapel, April 2010
Decker's Chapel is located in Pennsylvania
Decker's Chapel
Decker's Chapel is located in the US
Decker's Chapel
Location Jct. Earth Rd. and PA 255, St. Marys, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′3″N 78°33′39″W / 41.40083°N 78.56083°W / 41.40083; -78.56083Coordinates: 41°24′3″N 78°33′39″W / 41.40083°N 78.56083°W / 41.40083; -78.56083
Area less than one acre
Built 1856
Architect Decker, Michael
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 98001367[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1998

Decker's Chapel is a historic chapel on Earth Road and PA 255 in St. Marys, Elk County, Pennsylvania within the Diocese of Erie.


It was built in 1856 and is a one story gable-end oriented and clapboard clad wood frame structure. It measures 12 feet by 18 feet and contains a single, plastered room. It features a rectangular steeple with an open belfry capped with a cross tipped, pyramidal roof. Also on the property is a granite commemorative marker dedicated in 1928 to Monsignor Michael Joseph Decker.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Retrieved 2010-04-10.  Note: This includes David L. Taylor (May 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Decker's Chapel" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-10.  and "Accompanying Photo". [permanent dead link]