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Address: 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number: (315) 252-0339
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A Gem of Architecture and Art not to be overlooked.

Willard Chapel is Tiffany in it's entirety: pews, mosaic floor, chandeliers, windows, and a magnificent stained glass window of Jesus grasping Peter who leapt out of the boat in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
chris l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Willard Chapel is Tiffany in it's entirety: pews, mosaic floor, chandeliers, windows, and a magnificent stained glass window of Jesus grasping Peter who leapt out of the boat in faith. It is the lone standing building of what used to be a seminary. A must see when in Auburn, NY or its environs.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Apparently, this is the only chapel (extant?) designed by William Comfort Tiffany. Its appeal, however, comes from what it is and how it looks, not from any sense of exclusivity. Absolutely gorgeous stained glass in the windows, but also in light fixtures, etc. Not to be missed. You could go on a rainy day, but it's better with sun behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

To my knowledge this is the only chapel designed, and built by the Tiffany Company. This was located at a former seminary. There used to be two structures located at it as well, that were demolished.

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Thank Alex M
Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Willard Chapel in little old Auburn, NY is one of the few remaining churches in the country designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is a hidden gem that few know about or appreciate, even those living here. It is well worth a stop to see the beautiful design and stained glass for which Tiffany is known.

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Indian Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Tour was given for my husband and me, tour guide very helpful. Just to see the tiffany windows was worth the visit.

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Willard Chapel is steeped in history and one of, if not, the only places you will original Tiffany Stained Glass Windows!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Do not miss the opportunity to see museum quality art by Louis Comfort Tiffany. We visited a cloudy rainy day and the windows and chandeliers were still amazing. The floor, walls and furniture are a rare opportunity to see a total Tiffany design. The tours are very informative and places with this type of history are so seldom in their... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I paid a bit for our group to hear the organist play and it was amazing! Lovely Chapel and windows - and great historic site!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The guides were Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the town, the chapel and its history. Early afternoon is a great time to see the highlights of the stained glass. As clouds rolled away it was great to see the windows light up.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Disclaimer: I'm an architecture maven, so I adored the Tiffany designed chapel. The glass is just the beginning--the pews, pulpit, floor and more were designed by Tiffany and his designers. The elements complement one another; bring a small flashlight so that you can get a good look at the fine details on the furnishings. As the only complete Tiffany chapel... More 

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