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Egner Memorial Chapel

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1931, Watson, Edkins and Thompson; Ruhe and Lang
  • Egner Memorial Chapel (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The Gothic Revival chapel follows the collegiate model with a long nave and only a subtle suggestion of a transept. An austere unadorned building, stone inside and out, its tall narrow proportions echo Zantzinger, Borie and Medary's St. Andrew's Chapel for the Philadelphia Divinity School ( PH148). A squared apse features five tall stained glass panels set above a carved oak retable. Small side aisles, dimly lit by widely spaced tiny stained glass windows, emphasize the building's appealing solidity. Above, narrow clerestory stained glass windows light the nave.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Egner Memorial Chapel", [Allentown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 296-297.

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