Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Memorial Chapel
R. E. Lee Camp, No.1
—Confederate Soldiers’ Home —
Dedicated in 1877 to the Confederate war dead, this nondenominational chapel served as a place of worship for the residents of R. E. Lee Camp, No. 1. Funded by donations from veterans and private citizens of the Commonwealth, it was designed by architect Marion J. Dimmock in the Carpenter-Gothic style. The interior features hand-hewn pews, eight commemorative stained-glass windows, and a bell that once tolled the day’s hours. In the postwar era of reconciliation, Union veterans from Lynn, Massachusetts, donated the organ. By the time the camp closed fifty-four years later, the chapel had hosted
Erected 2011 by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Location. 37° 33.347′ N, 77° 28.561′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on Grove Avenue west of North Colonial Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located behind the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Grove Avenue, Richmond VA 23221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Confederate Memorial Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robinson House (about 600 feet away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Historical Society (approx. ¼ mile away); Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stonewall Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. R. E. Lee Camp No. 1, Soldiers' Home - "Confederate War Memorial Chapel", Richmond. (Submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Confederate Memorial Chapel (pdf file) (Submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.