Garrett Memorial Chapel

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Garrett Memorial Chapel
Garrett Chapel 01.jpg
Garrett Chapel as viewed from the rear
Garrett Memorial Chapel is located in New York
Garrett Memorial Chapel
Garrett Memorial Chapel is located in the US
Garrett Memorial Chapel
Location Skyline Dr., Bluff Point, New York
Coordinates 42°30′27″N 77°7′54″W / 42.50750°N 77.13167°W / 42.50750; -77.13167Coordinates: 42°30′27″N 77°7′54″W / 42.50750°N 77.13167°W / 42.50750; -77.13167
Area 4.7 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1930 (1930)-1931
Architect Freehof, Mortimer
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 01000296[1]
Added to NRHP March 30, 2001

Garrett Memorial Chapel is a small Church in the Norman Gothic Style located on Bluff Point in the town of Jerusalem, in Yates County, New York. On 30 March 2001 the Chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

The Chapel was built in 1930-1931 by the Garrett family of whom Paul Garrett was a major figure in the American wine industry as a memorial to his son Charles who had died of tuberculosis in January 1930. The rectangular plan building is constructed of ashlar granite with cast stone decorative elements. It features a polygonal apse, round arched openings, and a large square corner tower topped by a lantern and weathervane. On the lower level is the church crypt. Also on the property is a contributing concrete block lavatory.[2]:3–4, 6 Many of the stained glass windows in the chapel and the crypt were designed by Frederick Wilson.[3]

The Chapel is normally open from April to November and is serviced by a seasonal access road. The Chapel is non-denominational but is under the stewardship of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. It is a popular venue for weddings due to its architecture and scenic views of Keuka Lake and the surrounding area.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-11-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Robert T. Englert (September 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Garrett Memorial Chapel" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-11-01.  and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "About Us". Garrett Memorial Chapel. Garrett Chapel Trust. Retrieved 22 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Garrett Memorial Chapel website