St. John’s Chapel

Address: St. John’s Cemetery
Neighborhood: Middle Village
Architect:  Mathieu, Joseph
Year: 1953
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Religious Buildings
Typology:  Religious Building

St. John’s Chapel at St. John’s Cemetery is a modern take on a gothic structure. The small, 160-seat chapel is immediately adjacent to the cemetery’s administration building inside the main Victorian-era entrance gates at 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue. The building is clad in granite and limestone and features several limestone carvings above the front entrance as well as on a tower at the rear of the building. The interior includes modern figurative stained glass and wood interior detailing including decorative painted details on the ceiling trusses. The metal steeple on the small tower adjacent to the main structure is of a more modern design seen on buildings of this era.

St. John's Chapel