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Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University

Lexington (Independent City), Virginia
County of Lexington.
National Register Number: 66000914
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: VA 6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Chapel and auditorium.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Built in 1867 under his supervision, this Victorian Gothic brick building commemorates the years Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) served as president (1865-1870) of the college, then known as Washington College. Lee is buried in a chapel vault.

The Lee Chapel is a cherished aspect of Washington and Lee University, receiving attention when needed and housing a state-of-the-art museum with HVAC, security and fiber-optic lighting installed in 1998.

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