Pettit Memorial Chapel – Belvidere, Illinois - Atlas Obscura

Pettit Memorial Chapel

Belvidere Cemetery
Belvidere, Illinois

A small cemetery chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1906. 

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The Petitt Memorial Chapel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1907. It was commissioned by Emma Pettit to honor her late husband, William Pettit, a beloved physician from northern Iowa. She wanted the chapel to serve as a public memorial. 

The small cemetery chapel is one of the earliest examples of Wright’s Prairie style. It is still used by individuals mourning their loved ones on a private basis. It is located within the Belvidere Cemetery.

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You can see the outside, and inside by private tour. The cemetery is very proud of this, and is very willing to talk to anyone who wants to know more about the building. They also have brochures that allow people to explore on their own. 

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