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Property Name Henry Mansfield Cannon Memorial Chapel
Reference Number 13000259
State Virginia
County Richmond
Town Richmond
Street Address 36 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA
Multiple Property Submission Name University of Richmond MPS
Status Listed 05/07/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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Completed in 1929, the Henry Mansfield Cannon Memorial Chapel is being nominated to the National Register under the Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPD), The History and Architecture of the University of Richmond, 1834-1977. The chapel is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C as an example of Late Gothic Revival architecture and as the work of architect Charles Morrison Robinson, who has statewide significance. The period of significance, 1929, encompasses the start and completion of the chapel's construction. In addition to the chapel, the property includes a memorial garden and columbarium; both were added in 2002, beyond the period of significance, making them non-contributing resources. With regard to Criteria Consideration A, the historic significance of Cannon Memorial Chapel is found in its important architectural value. The building is an architecturally significant example of an early twentieth century Gothic Revival chapel designed by an accomplished architect, Charles Morrison Robinson.


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