Together with Kirby Hall ( NO12.3), Colton Chapel gives Lafayette's campus its monumental civic character. It was designed by the architects of New York City's public library, who here turned from their characteristic French models to English sources, and the Baroque of Christopher Wren. The oval plan and compact tower are noteworthy, as was the interior with its carved oak pulpit and Tiffany stained glass—lost, alas, to a 1965 fire. The replacement windows, mottled brown and clear panes, are banal beyond words.
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