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Wade Memorial Chapel, Cleveland

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Wade Memorial Chapel is a Neoclassical chapel and receiving vault located at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. It was donated to the cemetery by Jeptha Wade II in memory of his grandfather, cemetery and Western Union co-founder Jeptha Wade. The overall design was by the newly-founded Cleveland area architectural firm of Hubbell & Benes, and was their first commission. The interior's overall design is by Louis Comfort Tiffany based on a preexisting 1893 design. The interior features two mosaics on the right and left hand walls, and a large stained glass window.

Wade Memorial Chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1973.

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  • I wandered in here during a docent tour and caught the end of it. Fascinating and worth a repeat. The artistry of the stained glass and the small chapel is quite impressive. A gem in the middle of....  more »
  • 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 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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