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1934–1938, Charles Klauder. 5th and S. Bellefield aves.
  • Heinz Chapel

Heinz Chapel stands next to the towering Cathedral of Learning (AL38), but is not overshadowed by it—a tribute to Charles Klauder's suave editing of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle into a nondenominational worship space. The exterior, which also alludes to Mont-St.-Michel and St.-Maclou in Rouen, is complemented by an interior of luminous stained glass windows by Charles Connick, who lived in Pittsburgh before moving to Boston. With the completion by 1940 of the Cathedral of Learning's tower, Heinz Chapel, and the nearby Stephen Foster Memorial, the university had given its campus an entirely new visual focus.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Lu Donnelly et al.
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  • 1934

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Citation

Lu Donnelly et al., "Heinz Chapel", [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-AL39.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 68-68.

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