Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University campus, Lexington, Virginia

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Washington & Lee University

1. NORTHWEST FRONT AND NORTHEAST SIDE

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Description 

Built in 1867 under his supervision, this Victorian Gothic brick building commemorates the years Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) served as president (1865-1870) of the college, then known as Washington College. Lee is buried in a chapel vault. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000914
Architectural style
Victorian
Areas of significance
Military; Education
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current function
Religious structure
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1867; 1870

Tags 

19th Century (37,324)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1867 (369)
Built during 1860s (3,690)
Church (5,637)
Have Street View (43,836)
Lexington, Virginia (32)
Limestone (8,192)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
Place of worship (6,001)
Private owner (54,396)
Robert E. Lee (5)
Victorian (19,697)
Virginia (3,565)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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