Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel

Designed by James Renwick in 1850, Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel sits on the highest ridge of Oak Hill Cemetery.

The Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel, a miniature Gothic gem, is an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture. The chapel was designed by James Renwick, who also designed Grace Church and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. He was appointed architect of the Smithsonian Institution in 1846, and the resulting building was one of the most important examples of American Gothic Revival.

Both the site and the architecture of the Oak Hill Chapel have remained virtually unchanged in the years since the Chapel was built.

DC Inventory: November 8, 1964 (Joint Committee on Landmarks)
National Register: March 16, 1972



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