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Chapel History  

  

Built in the years immediately following the Civil War, 1866-1868, The Olde North Chapel was originally United Presbyterian Church. 


 Built in 1866-1868 as a United Presbyterian Church, The Olde North Chapel was constructed from the finest materials and craftsmanship of the day.  Located in the Elizabeth Starr Historical District, it is one of the oldest existing structures of it's kind in Richmond.  This was the home church of young Daniel Reid prior to the construction of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in 1906, at which time the congregation moved and sold the building to the United Brethren Church.  Daniel G. Reid became a successful businessman in New York  Known as the "Tin Man", he remembered is hometown of Richmond, IN and invested nearly $100,000 in the construction of a new church building.  He hired the finest architects and included several Tiffany windows.   One particular window is dedicated to William S Reid, who was in charge of the financing and construction of this original building located at North 11th and "B"Streets.   Daniel also invested $100,000 to the construction of the "new" hospital in Richmond, now know as Reid Health.  The owner of the chapel now resides in the home built by William S. Reid and often frequented by young Daniel G. Reid.

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Located on the National Register of Historic Places'is the Elizabeth Starr Historic District, Richmond, Indiana.  The Olde North Wedding Chapel was constructed  during the years 1866-1868.  This is coincides exactly with the drafting of the 14th amendment.

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Check out this video made by photographer

Craig Bybee from an October 2010 Wedding

 

http://animoto.com/play/SzqjlbTU4Loo08yvx6ZmTg

The Olde North Chapel has been operated as a Vintage Wedding Chapel for the previous 25 years.  Visitors are still amazed by the ambience and beauty of this building that has been so well maintained.  The original stained glass windows,  organ pipes, hand carved pews, barrel ceiling, baby grand piano, balcony and Austrian crystal chandeliers all add to the ambience of the chapel.  We have added a chapel flower and tree decorating package and your choice of the Traditional Brass arch, candelabras and pew candles OR our New Black Garden Arch, Lamps and our Exclusive Pew Lanterns.These are included in the complete wedding package.  A member of our staff is onsite assisting you with the logistics of your ceremony, essentially providing free ceremony planning services.  Finally, an elegant Banquet Room furnished with tables and chairs is available for intimate receptions, including a full service kitchen and a dance floor.
On display in storefront window on Main St.
The Olde North Chapel as a United Brethren Church in 1906.  Richmond, Indiana.  It hasn't changed much at all since then.
Photo from 1906

Historic Photo of the Wedding Chapel, then known as the United Presbyterian Church

Starr Historic District, Richmond, Indiana.  Elizabeth Starr's first addition.  Lot 222
Copy of the original plat map of 1855

Now known as the Starr Historic District, it was once known as Elizabeth Starr's 1st Addition

One of the wedded couples from the Olde North Chapel, circa 1980's
Vintage wedding photo from the 1980's
Wedding at The Olde North Chapel in the 1980's
These decorated pew lanterns line the aisle and are Exclusive to The Olde North Chapel.  Historic Indiana wedding chapel.  Richmond, Indiana wedding ceremony site.
I think that the lanterns add to the vintage feel of the historic Olde North Wedding Chapel. What do you think?
Vintage Baby Grand Piano at the historic Olde North Chapel, Indiana wedding ceremony site.
Baby Grand Piano, Bush and Lane, Chicago

The Olde North Chapel, 200 North 11th Street, Richmond, Indiana  47374 

Phone:  (765) 962-3627 

 Email:  ardene@oldenorthchapel.com