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Duke Chapel

Identification

Duke Chapel
127804

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • The carillon's largest bell weighs 5,060kg (11,156 pounds).
  • The Duke Chapel was designed by Horace Trumbauer's chief designer, Julian Abele, the first well-known African-American architect.
  • Its design combines the best features of several different styles of Gothic architecture.
  • Chief materials are volcanic stone from the Duke quarries in Hillsborough, NC; Indiana limestone; and Guastavino tile on the 73-foot high nave ceiling.
  • Important features include a 5,200-pipe organ, intricate stained-glass windows, and a 50-bell carillon.
  • Duke Chapel was built in the style of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Location

101 Chapel Drive
27708
Duke University
Durham
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

210.00 ft
210.00 ft
1930
1935

Involved Companies

Horace Trumbauer
bell foundry, facility management
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