Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The chapel at Washington and Lee University was designed by Robert E. Lee while he was president of Washington College as the university was then known. Lee attended daily chapel, sitting in the first row. He and his family are buried in the basement of the chapel.

11 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

This chapel is full of history!

rainfield61 said...

Have you ever met Lee in the chapel?

Hilda said...

Such a fascinating and rich history, and what a humble home for a big man. The chapel is pretty, especially covered in vines like this.

Regina said...

Beautiful chapel. And history.

Ginny said...

I had to click on this one. What a charming chapel, especially with all the ivy growing on the bottom half. I had no idea about this burial location!

Janie said...

What an interesting place. I had no idea Robert E. Lee designed a chapel and was buried in it.

A Lady's Life said...

My goodness!!!
This is so interesting !!!

Sandra said...

i had no idea they were buried there, very interesting and love the old building

KathyA said...

Without a doubt, Washington and Lee is the most beautiful campus I have ever seen.

Pam said...

I love small chapels like this one, they just have a special feel... humbling would be my best description.

Hope all is well with your parents, George.

Keeping Betsy and you in my thoughts and prayers, have a blessed Sunday my friend...

EG Wow said...

It's a lovely little chapel.