Baker Memorial Chapel Baker Memorial Chapel, interior View from near Baker Chapel of Mount Baker and McKenzie Mountain The chapel, Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, c. 1902, William Henry Jackson The pipes of Baker Chapel's Moller Opus 4142 tubular-pneumatic pipe organ, 1924, now in storage at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York Trudeau Sanatorium Historic District, Reference Number 38

Year built: 1896

Architects: J. Lawrence Aspinwall and William L. Coulter for Renwick, Aspinwall and Owen

Baker Chapel is a non-denominational church was designed to accommodate the slope of the hill and is defined by its one-story, gabled nave, prominent square corner tower and side entrances. A stone alcove was added on the north side of the building in 1924 to house an organ donated by the patients. 1

Baker Chapel, with Childs Infirmary at left.
Courtesy of Noreen Oslander
Courtesy of Noreen OslanderThe building is distinguished by its construction materials: large-scale, rough-cut stones complemented by shingled surfaces in the gables. The building was re-roofed in the 1980s with cedar shingles. The interior, which seats seventy-five, is entirely finished in natural wood, lit by 1897 stained-glass windows in the nave and a large, tripartite, 1924 window in the south facade. The Baker Chapel is in need of substantial restoration work due to the failure of its electrical system and the floor in the organ alcove; however, it otherwise retains integrity.

It was built by master stone mason Martin Miner Watson.

Source:

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form

Other historic properties

Courtesy of Noreen Oslander

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Footnotes

1. The organ, which has an unusual tubular-pneumatic action, is now in the collection of the Adirondack Museum

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