This isn’t really about a crypt, but I like the title, so I’m sticking with it.
OHA had its annual Ghostwalk at Oakwood Cemetery, and this year included a trip into the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel, as a surprise to our guests! Everyone always asks “can we go inside the chapel?” And this year they did. Well, I did, too, before the Ghostwalk started, and without any lights on – in complete darkness in the vault in the back, I snapped flash photos - not knowing what I was pointing at. The inside of the chapel wasn’t much better, but at least it had a couple of windows so I didn’t go falling into the holes in the floor. This chapel was designed by architect J. Lyman Silsbee.
Here is the inside of the chapel, looking from where a priest would stand to the doors leading to the outside:
Going up the wall toward the ceiling – mind these were taken in darkness, so they are not all lined up beautifully like I like:
Here’s one side of the chapel:
And the other side:
And towards the front of the chapel – don’t mind the nervous actor in the photo:
And the front of the chapel towards the ceiling. Yo, I need to clean that camera’s lens!
More details. I love Silsbee. Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright worked for Silsbee?
This place needs some serious TLC!
Floor details at the front between the chapel and the vault (keeping in mind I could not see anything while snapping photos!):
Cool door, I hope there was more of a door than this between the chapel and the vault. Ack!
Light fixture between chapel and vault:
And the vault:
Hallway leading out of the vault – to the light of day!
And now I know what the inside looks like – and so do you. Here’s a stone on the outside of the building:
I love Silsbee’s details:
I’ll leave you with the beautiful garden planted in front of the chapel: