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Wade Memorial Chapel, Cleveland

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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 was the president of the cemetery association that founded Lake View Cemetery. Its interior, which is largely decorated with glass, was designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
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  • We were on a tour of Lake View Cemetery. The tour stopped at this beautiful chapel. Wade Chapel's interior walls are all glass. The glass was designed by Tiffany of New York. Make sure you have a guid...  more »
  • Wade Memorial Chapel was built in 1901 in memory of Jeptha Wade, the founder of The Western Union Telegraph Co. and the first president of Lake View Cemetery. Lake View Cemetery is a beautiful and lar...  more »
  • This is a small place. It is beautiful especially when the sun comes through the windows. They have weddings there in summer .  more »
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  • If you have a chance, go while there is a tour or guide present to tell you about all the fascinating details of the Chapel. The Chapel is rich with history, and significant art from the Tiffany Co.
  • Beautiful stained glass cathedral in Lakeview Cemetery. Pro tip: Eliot Ness is buried just a 1 minute walk away! Can you find him?
  • Would be worth a trip to the cemetery just to see this chapel. Truly one of the most beautiful structures in the city
  • If you are visiting the cemetery, don't miss this gem. Entirely designed and executed by Tiffany in the early 1900s. The stained glass window is one of the only ones ever made by the company and it is almost literally breathtaking as you walk through the door and meet it full on. A sharp contrast with the dirty and dreary Garfield monument.

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