Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel

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Institution Name: College of the Holy Cross
Original/Historic Place Name: Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel
Location on Campus: Fenwick Terr.
Date(s) of Construction:
1923original construction Maginnis, Charles D. Maginnis & Walsh
Designer: Charles D. Maginnis; Maginnis & Walsh
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Beaux-Arts classicism (Glossary)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: stone
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
1923-present (2006)chapel

The Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel was constructed in 1928 and dedicated to the memory of the sons of Holy Cross killed in World War I. It was rededicated in 1946 to also honor the memory of the sons of Holy Cross killed in World War II, and once again in 1987 to the memory of the sons of Holy Cross who died in the Korean War and in the Vietnam War. Three wood-carved monuments located on the inside wall of the west narthex bear the names of those memorialized.


Holy Cross College [College of the Holy Cross]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1980.


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