DAY TWO of Kindle Free Days – A Princton Attraction from UNCHAINED MEMORIES(The University Chapel)

While Charlotte may dream of marrying Clay in UNCHAINED MEMORIES, only students, alumni/ae, current staff or faculty and children of the above groups are eligible to hold weddings at the the University Chapel. The University Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton University was designed by Ralph Adams Cram (who designed Saint John the Divine and Saint Thomas Church in New York). Completed in 1928 in the Gothic style, it is the third largest college church in the world, capable of seating 2000 people. No steel was used in this structure as it was built in the same manner as Gothic cathedrals in Europe.

The Chapel is used for regular religious services, weddings, memorial services and annual Baccalaureate celebrations. On Baccalaureate Sunday the chapel is decorated with colorful banners and filled to capacity.

There is a magnificent Mander-Skinner organ housed at the chapel and music concerts are given frequently, sometimes accompanied by a sixty-voice choir. This organ was gifted in 1928 by Helena Woolworth McCann in memory of her father, Frank Woolworth.

The chapel is open to the Princeton University community, townspeople and visitors.  For a photo of the inside of the chapel, see my Photo Gallery #6.

RAFFLE QUESTION: What building near the chapel extends several floors underground in order to allow the University Chapel to retain its prominence?

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