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Louisa Howard Chapel IV

Friends of Lakeview Cemetery and of  Louisa Howard Chapel are trying to raise $100,000 to fix up the fountains there, which are just like the one on the UVM green.

I will update this post later with more details…

(Later) Update:

I’ll just share with you the letter they sent me, which I am about to transcribe below the row of stars to follow.

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March 23, 2011

Dear Friend,

In 1867 the City of Burlington established Lakeview Cemetery, designed in the “Lawn-Park” style popular at that time.  Families could picnic and stroll through the winding paths with views of the lake as they remembered their loved ones.

Early in Lakeview’s history, the Howard family generously donated features to enhance the beauty of this cemetery.  Louisa Howard provided the funds for the building of the chapel near the entrance, and her brother, John Purple Howard, donated the Gothic entrance gates and three fountains.

Today, Burlington’s historic Lawn-Park cemetery retains its beauty as a resting place for citizens, many of whom were prominent in history.  A number of Civil War generals and soldiers are buried here, including famous leaders such as General Stannard, members of the African-American regiments, and 33 Medal of Honor recipients.  Warren Austin, U.S. Senator and first ambassador to the United Nations is buried near the lake.  Walking through the grounds, now shaded by trees well over 100 years old, you will find stones memorializing leaders of state and community, recognizable by the streets and schools named in their honor.

Over the years, the Chapel, Gazebo and Fountains have suffered the effects of age and weather.  In the 1990s the Friends of Lake View Cemetery was organized and immediately set to work to restore the Chapel.  Now beautifully rehabilitated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is being used for both memorial services and weddings.  The Friends’ next project was to restore the Gazebo.  This rustic shelter by the lake was rebuilt in its original style, and is now prepared to provide a place for rest and meditation for many more years.

The Friends now turn their attention to the restoration of the two fountains, which were originally designed in the same style as the fountain at the University of Vermont’s green (John Purple Howard was responsible for this fountain as well).  We look forward to honoring the Howard family once again by restoring their contributions to the beauty of Lake View Cemetery.  Will you join us?

We are hoping to raise $100,000 and would appreciate your tax-deductable gift.  Checks should be made payable to Lakeview Cemetery Fountain Project

Thank you!

The Friends of Lakeview Cemetery

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Interesting.  I went to the Warren Austin Model United Nations in high school and used to shop at Stannard’s market.

If you want to write a check payable to “Lakeview Cemetery Fountain Project”  the address to send it to is:

Friends of Lakeview Cemetery

455  North Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401

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April 11, 2011   No Comments

Louisa Howard Chapel III

From Front Porch Forum (emphasis added):

LOUISA HOWARD CHAPEL OPEN HOUSE OCT. 3
By Melissa Young, Parks and Rec. Dept. – City of Burlington, Leddy Park Rd, MYoung@ci.Burlington.vt.us
Mon, 27 September 2010
Post your note to neighbors: villagegreen@frontporchforum.com

The Louisa Howard Chapel will be Open to the Public from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, October 3rd.

The Friends of Lakeview Cemetery invite everyone to visit the fully restored 1882 High-gothic Victorian style Non-denominational Chapel located at 455 North Avenue, Burlington and independently tour the beautiful Lakeview Cemetery grounds. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Please note the Friends are also looking for any information or memories of the Chapel and Lakeview Cemetery, especially relating to their newest project: The restoration of Lakeview Cemetery’s Fountain. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is owned by the City of Burlington and is available to the public for memorial, wedding and event rental through the City of Burlington. For more information about the Chapel, recently completed Gazebo or Lakeview Cemetery in general, please call the cemetery office at 802-863-2075, or visit the website:
http://www.enjoyburlington.com/Cemeteries/LouisaHowardChapel.cfm

September 28, 2010   1 Comment

Louisa Howard Chapel II

(Re-Run from 05.06.09)
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Thank to Liz for this heads-up…
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Hi Haik,

Last year you stopped in at one of the Chapel’s Public Openings & mentioned that you had noted the event (perhaps on your blog?). We’re again opening the Chapel to the Public, and I’m hoping you might find this year’s Memorial Day Opening interesting enough to help us get the word out.

Our standard calendar listing is as follows:

“The historic 1882 City-owned Louisa Howard Chapel will be Open to the Public from 11AM to 3 PM on Sat., May 23rd & Mon., May 25th. New this year, Don Jackson, Civil War historian, will offer a guided tour of Civil War Veteran Gravesites at 1PM on Saturday. All are invited to visit the fully restored High Gothic Victorian style Non-denominational Chapel located at 455 North Avenue in Burlington. This event is Free to the public. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is now available to the public for ceremony and event rental through the City of Burlington. For more information call 802-863-2075 or see www.enjoyburlington.com/cemeteries.”

We appreciated your comments when you last visited the Chapel and hope you’ll feel free to stop by again.

Thanks.

Liz Bossi

May 22, 2009   No Comments

Louisa Howard Chapel II

Thank to Liz for this heads-up…
*****
Hi Haik,

Last year you stopped in at one of the Chapel’s Public Openings & mentioned that you had noted the event (perhaps on your blog?). We’re again opening the Chapel to the Public, and I’m hoping you might find this year’s Memorial Day Opening interesting enough to help us get the word out.

Our standard calendar listing is as follows:

“The historic 1882 City-owned Louisa Howard Chapel will be Open to the Public from 11AM to 3 PM on Sat., May 23rd & Mon., May 25th. New this year, Don Jackson, Civil War historian, will offer a guided tour of Civil War Veteran Gravesites at 1PM on Saturday. All are invited to visit the fully restored High Gothic Victorian style Non-denominational Chapel located at 455 North Avenue in Burlington. This event is Free to the public. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Chapel is now available to the public for ceremony and event rental through the City of Burlington. For more information call 802-863-2075 or see www.enjoyburlington.com/cemeteries.”

We appreciated your comments when you last visited the Chapel and hope you’ll feel free to stop by again.

Thanks.

Liz Bossi

May 6, 2009   No Comments

Louisa Howard Chapel

Here’s an item from Front Porch Forum. I donated money to restore this church a few years ago, so I’m going to try to stop by on Saturday to see the inside.

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HOWARD CHAPEL OPEN HOUSE OCT. 4
By Melissa Young, Parks and Rec. Dept. – City of Burlington, Leddy Park Rd, MYoung@ci.Burlington.vt.us
Thu, 25 September 2008

The historic 1882 city owned Louisa Howard Chapel will be Open to the Public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 4th. All are invited to visit this fully restored, Non-denominational Gothic style chapel listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located at Lakeview Cemetery on North Avenue, this event is free to the public. Call 802-863-2075 for more information about this event, or the chapel.

October 1, 2008   No Comments