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Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, California)

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Chapel of the Chimes (Oakland, California)

Interior of the columbarium, with book-shaped cinerary urns.

Chapel of the Chimes was founded in 1909 as a [1] The Moorish- and Gothic-inspired interior is a maze of small rooms featuring ornate stonework, statues, gardens, fountains and mosaics. The name "chapel" refers primarily to the style of interior design, as it is not a traditional cemetery chapel building.

The building maintains its original functions, and also serves as the venue for annual music festivals on the winter and summer solstices. [2]

The chapel's owners operate funeral homes and cemeteries, not designed by Morgan, in Hayward, also under the name Chapel of the Chimes, as well as Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes in Sacramento.[3]

Chapel of the Chimes holds the records of the Chapel of Memories on Pleasant Valley Avenue.

Notable interments

Notable burials include the following:[4]

See also


  1. ^ Chapel of the Chimes Oakland. "Chapel of the Chimes Oakland - Oakland, CA". Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  2. ^ "a columbarium walk-through event at the Chapel of the Chimes". Garden of Memory. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Find a Grave: famous people

External links

  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery
  • U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park
  • Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum at Find a Grave
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