In the late 19th century, community members raised funds to establish a non-denominational church on the University Grounds. The Gothic Revival building was designed by Charles Emmet Cassell of Baltimore, the chapel's cornerstone was laid in 1885, and the chapel was dedicated in 1889. The chapel's carillon was a gift of the Seven Society. The University Chapel no longer holds regular religious services, but weddings and memorial services still take place inside.
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- Address: University Avenue at McCormick Road
- Location: The Chapel at the University of Virginia
- Dates: March 3, 2017
Categories: Historical, Educational, Black History Month
Liberation and Freedom Day, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia, will be celebrated in Charlottesville on Friday, March 3, 2017, with observances at the University of Virginia Chapel and the Jefferson School Community Center. Events will begin at 4 p.m. at the University of Virginia... more