Wade Memorial Chapel

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Wade Memorial Chapel
Wade Chapel Cleveland Ohio.jpg
Wade Memorial Chapel is located in Cleveland
Wade Memorial Chapel
Wade Memorial Chapel is located in Ohio
Wade Memorial Chapel
Wade Memorial Chapel is located in the US
Wade Memorial Chapel
Location 12316 Euclid Ave., inside Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
Coordinates 41°30′49″N 81°35′42″W / 41.51361°N 81.59500°W / 41.51361; -81.59500Coordinates: 41°30′49″N 81°35′42″W / 41.51361°N 81.59500°W / 41.51361; -81.59500
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1901
Architect Hubbell & Benes
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 73001422[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 1973
The Flight of the Souls stained glass window in the chapel
"The Flight of Souls" stained glass window marks the centerpiece at the Wade Chapel. This depicts the consummation of the Divine Promise and was created in Tiffany’s signature favrile method. Prior to being placed in the chapel, the piece won first place at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.

The Wade Memorial Chapel is a historic chapel in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The Neoclassical chapel was built in 1901 in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery,[1] which is the location of over 104,000 burials.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] The chapel is located at the intersection of Lake and Chapel Roads, near the cemetery offices and north of the Garfield Memorial.[3]

The chapel was constructed in honor of Jeptha Wade,[4] a Cleveland industrialist who founded Western Union Telegraph.[5] Its interior, which is largely decorated with glass,[6] was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.[4] The interior walls of the chapel walls contain large mosaics consisting of thousands of glass pieces showcasing the 'River of Life' and the 'River of Death.'[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Vigil, Vicki Blum (2007). Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio: Stones, Symbols & Stories. Cleveland, OH: Gray & Company. ISBN 978-1-59851-025-6. 
  3. ^ Plan of Lake View Cemetery, Lake View Cemetery. Accessed 2009-09-08.
  4. ^ a b "Lake View Cemetery". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Wade, Jeptha Homer I". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Retrieved 2009-09-08. 
  6. ^ "Wade Memorial Chapel | Lake View Cemetery". lakeviewcemetery.com. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Wade Memorial Chapel | Cleveland Historical". Cleveland Historical. Retrieved 2016-08-25.