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  Lakewood Memorial Chapel
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  • Lakewood Memorial Chapel - Minneapolis
      Lakewood Memorial Chapel
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  • - Minneapolis
  • - Minneapolis
  • - Minneapolis
  • - Minneapolis
 

This Byzantine-style chapel alone is worth a trip to Lakewood Cemetery. Built in 1908/09, it has brilliant interior mosaics that were artisan-created in Italy from Venetian glass. Art Nouveau windows and floor lamps, copper doors and marble floors add warmth and richness to the glittering rainbow of color from 10 million tiny tessalle of glass that cover the walls and dome. The chapel and administration building provide free pamphlets, with beautiful photography, which explain the symbolism behind the patterns, angels and other figures illustrated in the mosaics.

The chapel is usually open during regular Lakewood Cemetery hours but as it's used for funeral services, you may want to call ahead for that day's visiting schedule. Combine this with a walk in the cemetery (see previous tip) for a nice little bit of solitude.

Address: 3600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Directions: Very near Lake Calhoun. See website for directions, hours and other information.
Phone: 612-822-2171
Website: http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2014
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  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    Stunning chapel, Kate and beautifully captured in your images.

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Oct 6, 2013 at 5:24 AM

      Thank you, Albert! I just happen to have new, better pictures of the chapel that I'll be loading to this review very soon. :O)

    • wabat's Profile Photo
      Oct 6, 2013 at 5:30 AM

      Looking forward to them...though the ones you have here are already great!

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