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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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  • The chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus is open to visitors and well worth seeing. A docent is available to tell you about the chapel, or you can tour on your own. Modeled after European cat...  more »
  • This building is beautiful. They let you walk around for as long as you like and there's no charge to go. It is stunning, can't describe, must go see this while in Pittsburgh! 
  • We wandered in just to look around and were given a tour by a graduate student named Greg (I think, he was from Reading, PA) It was informative and simply a bonus to our trip. Then he played the Organ...  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.