Lee Chapel Historical Plaque

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Title

Lee Chapel Historical Plaque

Subject

Historical Plaque That stands near the ruins of Lee Chapel

Description

The picture was taken with pretty decent quality but just incase here was the plaques reads: "On this site stood Lee Chapel, a Methodist Episcopal Church, built 1871 and named in honor General Robert E. Lee. Lee Chapel Replaced Mount Carmel Church which had been located at Ox Road and present day lee Chapel Road and had been destroyed by fire. Many Sundays were spent here in worship and fellowship by some of the oldest and most respected families of Fairfax County. Around 1928, combined circumstances including impassable roads, made it necessary to close the church; However, Lee Chapel became an active church again in 1939 following an increase of new families into the area and the desire of the former members to reopen the church. Twelve years later, due to the ill-fated proposal to build the Burke National Airport (later Dulles0 in the area, the church was closed for the final time in October, 1951. Plagued by vandalism after closing, the church building was finally destroyed by controlled burning. Lee Chapel cemetery is under the care of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church which hold its annual Easter Sunrise service on the site"

Creator

Yuki Jensen

Source

Olympus Digital Camera

Publisher

Yuki Jensen

Date

041724MAY2011

Rights

no rights reserved

Format

JPEG 1.39MB 3072x 2304

Language

English

Type

Image

Coverage

38°45'19"N 77°16'35"W

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

3072x 2304

Files

Citation

Yuki Jensen, “Lee Chapel Historical Plaque ,” My Cemetery, accessed August 23, 2017, http://mycemetery.org/items/show/316.

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