Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Queens Campus, Rutgers University: Kirkpatrick Chapel

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant Level II
Grant Award: $147,900 (1995); $254,927 (2010)
Grant Recipient: Rutgers University
County: Middlesex
Municipality: New Brunswick

This ca. 1872 brownstone chapel is a key element of the Queens College Historic District on the original Rutgers University campus. It is also an excellent example of High Victorian Gothic ecclesiastical architecture. The chapel's stained glass windows contain some of the first opalescent and multicolored sheet glass manufactured in America.

The 2010 Trust grant helped fund window restoration based on a detailed stained glass window condition survey, and installation of protective glazing for three Tiffany Studio-designed windows. A previous grant helped fund roofing repairs and restoration of the stained glass windows. In addition to inter-denominational services, the Chapel is frequently used for special events including lectures, musical performances, and weddings.

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