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Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh

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Heinz Memorial Chapel is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark and a contributing property to the Schenley Farms National Historic District on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.HistoryThe chapel was a gift of German-American Henry John Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company, who wanted to honor his mother, Anna Margaretta Heinz, with a building at the university. Upon his death in 1919, Heinz’s three surviving children (Howard, Irene, and Clifford) added to his bequest in order to memorialize their grandmother and honor their father. Their choice of a chapel for a memorial was guided by the concepts of education and religion which Anna Margaretta Heinz imbued in her children.Howard Heinz, Chancellor John Gabbert Bowman, and Joh Weber, business manager and university secretary, were the driving energy behind the chapel’s concept and execution. Working with them were other members of the Heinz family, and two well-known clergymen, Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr, pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, president of Union Theological Seminary.
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  • Heinz is gorgeous-- it's a smaller-scale replica of a French church, and it sits on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh campus in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Call Pitt beforehand to see wh...  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit the Heinz Memorial Chapel and was overwhelmed by the grandeur of this chapel. The windows portray not just biblical persons but men and an equal number of women who have...  more »
  • Heinz Chapel is on par with any cathedral or church we saw throughout Europe. I had no idea how beautiful it was and grew up in Pittsburgh. The stained glass is exquisite and especially stunning when ...  more »
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  • Went for a wedding. Beautiful church inside and out. The upgraded audio and air conditioning are welcome add-ons to the stories I had heard about weddings there in prior years. We were quite comfortable throughout and had no issues during the ceremony.
  • Quite a small chapel on University of Pittsburgh's main campus. Still it's really quite peaceful inside. There are a number of rows of seating along with a huge organ inside. The architecture in this place is really something though ... not something you see very often these days anymore
  • I was here for a wedding. Very nice chapel, great service and friendly service. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful old gothic chapel
  • On a sunny day the interior is absolutely stunning.