Duke University Chapel in Durham

401 Chapel Dr West Campus

Duke University Chapel

Duke University Chapel is a stunning Gothic Revival style building in Durham, North Carolina. Built between 1930 and 1935, the Chapel was designed by Julian Abele, a prominent African-American architect. The Chapel's main tower stands at 210 feet tall and the structure is made of stone imported from Europe. The Chapel hosts concerts, lectures, and worship services throughout the year, including the annual 'Lessons and Carols' Christmas service.

In addition to its stunning architecture and cultural offerings, the Chapel also has a rich history. During World War II, the Chapel was used as a training ground for military chaplains. Later, in the 1960s, Duke University Chapel was a focal point for civil rights leaders, including Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who gave a sermon there in 1964.

The Chapel is also placed near several other notable landmarks. Duke Gardens, a 55-acre botanical garden on the Duke University campus, is just a short walk away. The Nasher Museum of Art, which houses a collection of contemporary and modern art, is also nearby.

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