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Wade Memorial Chapel, Cleveland

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#5 of 11 in Historic Sites in Cleveland
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, which is the location of over 104,000 burials. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The chapel is located at the intersection of Lake and Chapel Roads, near the cemetery offices and north of the Garfield Memorial.
The chapel was constructed in honor of Jeptha Wade, a Cleveland industrialist who founded Western Union Telegraph. Its interior, which is largely decorated with glass, was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. 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.'
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  • Spend some quiet time. Ask the Docent to tell You about the Mosaics and the way they were transported by barge to Cleveland. Enjoy the beautiful Tiffany glass. And if You are fortunate enough to be....  more »
  • A unique Chapel and best kept secret at an Historic Cemetery.. Special place at any time Happy or sad...occasion  more »
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  • A beautiful, stately building. Hints of Craftsman style. Amazing tile work and inlays. It's what you might think a Lily of the Valley would look like if it tried to be a chapel.
  • Very cool. We had a wonderful historian who shared the stories behind the chapel - the connection between the Wade family, the Tiffany family, the Cleveland Art Museum, a trip to Paris, the symbolism of artwork down to even the floor and pews and even how the lights had electricity before anywhere else nearby because of a New York connection. Before this we visited League Park down the street for some baseball history and afterwards found Ellliot Ness’ grave, as well as Chapman, Garfield and Rockefeller.

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