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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1878/04/00 Spring 1878, the California State Commissioners of the Yosemite Grant receive an application from the Rev JK McLean of the Sunday School Union, for permission to erect in the Yosemite Valley a chapel, which should be used for undenominational purposes.
1879/00/00 Charles Geddes Architect Yosemite Valley Chapel is constructed. Designed by Charles Geddes, his son-in-law, Samuel Thomson - with whom he collaborated on other church projects - is believed to have been the contractor.

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Particulars for Yosemite Valley Chapel:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Attribute Moved property
Historic Use Religious Property
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 12th December 1973

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Yosemite Valley Chapel
Registry Address: Off CA 140
Registry Number: 73000256
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Park
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Moved property, Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1879, 1901
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Religion, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Park

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