West Point Cadet Chapel

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West Point Cadet Chapel
Cadet Chapel, United States Military Academy
West Point's Cadet Chapel viewed from Schofield Place
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Location United States Military Academy, New York
Country United States
Denomination Protestant
Dedication 1910
Status Church
Architect(s) Bertram Goodhue, Ralph Adams Cram, and Frank Ferguson
Architectural type Gothic Revival architecture
Groundbreaking 1906
Completed 1910
Materials Granite
Chaplain(s) Chaplain (LTC) Harold Cline
Director of music Craig Williams

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The Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy is a place of Protestant denomination worship for many members of the United States Corps of Cadets. The chapel is a classic example of gothic revival architecture, with its cross-shaped floor plan, soaring arches, and ornate stone carvings. It hosts the largest chapel pipe organ in the world,[1] which consists of 23,511 individual pipes.[2][3] The Cadet Chapel dominates the skyline and sets the architectural mood of the academy.[4] Designed by architect Bertram Goodhue and completed in 1910,[5] the neogothic Cadet Chapel replaced the Old Cadet Chapel which had been built in 1836. The Old Cadet Chapel was deconstructed and relocated to the entrance of the West Point Cemetery, where it stands today.[6]

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  2. Poughkeepsie Journal, (2003). West Point: Legend on the Hudson. Montgomery, NY: Walden Printing. pp.81–83. ISBN 0-9674209-1-1.
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  4. Barkalow, Carol (1990). In the Men's House. New York: Poseidon Press p.70. ISBN 0-671-67312-2
  5. Simpson, Jeffrey (1982). Officers and Gentlemen: Historic West Point in Photographs. Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Press. p.164. ISBN 0-912882-53-0
  6. Crackel, Theodore (1991). The Illustrated History of West Point. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. p.129. ISBN 0-8109-3458-2

External links

Media related to Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found. at Wikimedia Commons

  • For all six USMA chapels, go to Office of the USMA Chaplain and click on "Chapels" in left-hand column. USMA official website. Retrieved 2010-02-06.

The Cadet Chapel (booklet by the Cadet Chapel Board, 1958)