Confederate Memorial Chapel

Confederate Memorial Chapel (HMACZ)

Location: Richmond, VA 23221
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.343', W 77° 28.569'

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The chapel was erected in 1887 in memory of the more than 260,000 Confederate war dead and as a place of worship for the veterans who resided here in the Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home. The veterans themselves, many of them disabled and impoverished, funded the construction. Marion J. Dimmock, Sr., designed the Gothic Revival structure and Joseph F. Wingfield built it. The chapel was used regularly until the last resident veteran died in 1941. The home was then closed and the buildings were demolished, except for the chapel and the Robinson House, the superintendent's dwelling. The chapel was restored in 1960-1961.
Marker NumberSA 52
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281277 N 4159404
Decimal Degrees37.55571667, -77.47615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.343', W 77° 28.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 20.58" N, 77° 28' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2900-2998 Grove Ave, Richmond VA 23221, US
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