Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 5, 2005):
The Willard Memorial Chapel is a distinctive and highly intact representation of the work of the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. Fixtures, windows and furnishings in the chapel were executed by the Tiffany Company. Louis Comfort Tiffany was among the most important American tastemakers during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This chapel interior highlights the early phase of Tiffany's career and demonstrates his approach to interior design. This property is generally considered by historians and decorative arts specialists to represent the last completely intact Tiffany-designed ecclesiastical interior in its original location in the United States.