Fort DuPont - Chapel

Fort DuPont - Chapel (HM2LE4)

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N 39° 34.278', W 75° 35.298'

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Fort DuPont's Chapel was constructed in 1941 to meet the spiritual needs of soldiers preparing to go abroad. The spire of this indicates its non-denominational status.

The Army considered wooden structures "temporary." Most of the wooden structures at this location were torn down after WWII. It's possible the chapel may have been spared the wrecking ball due the important role it played in the life of the fort.

Caption below the photograph on the right - Above: The chapel interior is set for a Catholic service, but also offered Protestant and Jewish services. At the rear of the alter is a triptych, a three-sided panel painted by American artist Nina Barr Wheeler (1909-1978) and dedicated to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of artillerymen, selected as a nod to Fort DuPont's origin as an artillery post.
HM NumberHM2LE4
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Date Added Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449470 N 4380342
Decimal Degrees39.57130000, -75.58830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.278', W 75° 35.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 16.68" N, 75° 35' 17.88" W
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