Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Norton Chapel

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Institution Name: Keuka College
Original/Historic Place Name: Norton Chapel
Location on Campus: Lake St.
Date(s) of Construction:
1964original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: wood, brick
Roof: wood shingle (cedar)
ca. 1964-presentstudent union
ca. 1964-presentchapel

Norton Chapel, built in 1964, carries the name of former College President Arthur Norton. It is a miniature version of the Sydney Opera House. The site of religious services, lectures, alumni weddings, and other events, the Chapel is much used by the local community and sits prominently on the shores of Keuka Lake. The Chapel features a vaulted ceiling and majestic pipe organ.


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