St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Marquette University

originally known as Chapelle de St. Martin de Sayssuel; moved from Chasse, France
early fifteenth century

In 1926, this chapel was dismantled in France and moved to Gertrude Hill Gavin's estate in New York, where it was rebuilt. In 1964 the estate changed hands and the chapel was donated to Marquette University. It was again dismantled, moved, and reconstructed.

Distant views

A Gothic altar and the Joan of Arc Stone, "a niche stone that supported a statue of Our Lady and at which Joan of Arc (1412-1431) prayed" were transported from France with the dismantled chapel (Korom 129). Thus, the chapel was renamed after the French heroine and martyr.

Views of the nave wall and rear

Work Cited:
Joseph Korom. Milwaukee Architecture: A Guide to Notable Buildings. Madison, Wisconsin: Prairie Oak Press, 2000.

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