Chapel of The Chimes - Oakland, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 49.907 W 122° 14.734
10S E 566388 N 4187420
Quick Description: A funeral home and crematorium in Oakland.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2014 9:10:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMM2DN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Chapel of the Chimes began as a crematory as well as a columbarium building in 1909. One of its innovative features was the use of the first electric crematorium in the world.

In 1928 the original building was enlarged and renovated based on the architectural plans of famed Bay Area architect Julia Morgan.

Architect Aaron Green created six additions to the columbarium in 1959.

The Chapel of the Chimes popular Jazz at the Chimes concert series returned Jan. 20 for the 2013 season, featuring Bay Area jazz luminaries pianist-composer Larry Vuckovich, vocalist Jackie Ryan and five-time-Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos. 1

On March 30, 1999 the Chapel of the Chimes was designated Oakland Landmark #LM 97-193." (visit link)
Architect: Julia Morgan

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 2014

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