Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


St. Philips Chapel

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Institution Name: Voorhees College
Original/Historic Place Name: St. Philips Chapel
Location on Campus: Academic Circle
Date(s) of Construction:
1931original construction Students
Designer: students in Building Trades Department of what was then Voorhees Industrial School
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: cement
Walls: brick
1931-present (2006)chapel

St. Philip's Chapel was built in 1931 and dedicated in 1935, ten years after Voorhees became affiliated with the Episcopal Church. St. Philip's was built entirely by students in the Building Trades Department of what was then the Voorhees Industrial School. The building is currently in good condition.


Voorhees College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1982.


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