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Williard Memorial Chapel, Auburn

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The Willard Memorial Chapel and the adjoining Welch Memorial Hall are located in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York state.ArchitectureThe chapel and hall were designed by Andrew Jackson Warner (1833–1910) of Rochester, New York. They feature the stained-glass windows and interior decoration of Louis Comfort Tiffany. They are the last surviving complete installation by Tiffany in its original location.The chapel was built between 1892 and 1894 in memory of Dr. Sylvester Willard and his wife, Jane Frances Case Willard. Funding was provided by their daughters, Caroline and Georgiana. The chapel was a part of the former Auburn Theological Seminary.ConservationThey were declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005. The Willard Memorial Chapel and Welch Memorial Hall are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I had read about the chapel before our visit to Auburn and enjoyed seeing the workmanship and hearing some of the history about the chapel and prior surrounding buildings. It sounded like our tour per...  read more »
  • This Tiffany designed chapel is the only fully designed Tiffany interior in existence. It is beautiful and must be seen. The staff if knowledgeable and nice. When you're finixhed with the tour, please...  read more »
  • Both my children were married at Willard chapel and they were beautiful! We were very pleased with the experience. 
  • Beautiful chapel!
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