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Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The V.A. Medical Center Chapel

 
 
The V.A. Medical Center Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
1. The V.A. Medical Center Chapel Marker
Inscription.
This unique chapel was built in 1893. Architect Louis Curtis[s] of Kansas City designed the structure after an old gothic chapel he had seen in England.

It has served veterans of all wars from the Mexican War (1848) on. The beautiful stained glass windows depict both religious and patriotic themes.

Protestant services are held in the upper level, Immanuel Chapel, and Catholic in the lower level, Holy Ghost Chapel.

Hours open are from dawn to dusk daily.
 
Erected 1985 by The Leavenworth County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.622′ N, 94° 53.754′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Frankin Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, 4104 South 4th Street (US Highway 73). Marker is in this post office area: Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Patrick C. Hawkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeremy A. Katzenberger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jeremy Lee Drexler
The V.A. Medical Center Chapel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
2. The V.A. Medical Center Chapel and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ricky M. Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); William J. Mulvihill (approx. 0.2 miles away); CPL David M. Unger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Mary (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
 
Regarding The V.A. Medical Center Chapel. The Chapel is part of the buildings of the Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, originally built to care for aging Civil War veterans.
 
Also see . . .
1. VA National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Western Branch. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Assessment of Significance. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. NHDVS Western Branch National Historic Landmark Nomination. This is a huge .pdf file. Please be patient as it downloads. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. NHDVS Western Branch Photos at Library of Congress. (Submitted on December 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
V.A. Medical Center Chapel Window image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
3. V.A. Medical Center Chapel Window

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
V.A. Medical Center Chapel Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
4. V.A. Medical Center Chapel Tower
V.A. Medical Center Chapel Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
5. V.A. Medical Center Chapel Detail
V.A. Medical Center Chapel Tower Drain image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
6. V.A. Medical Center Chapel Tower Drain
Unrestored Barracks Opposite V.A. Medical Center Chapel image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2011
7. Unrestored Barracks Opposite V.A. Medical Center Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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