Wade Chapel at Lake View

Entrance into Wade Chapel

Lake View Cemetery is home to the Wade Chapel. This is a small chapel built on the grounds of Lake View and dedicated to Jeptha Wade by his grandson. Jeptha Wade was the founder of Western Union Telegraph Company and the first president of Lake View Cemetery. He donated the land in which the Cleveland Art Museum is built.

The Wade Chapel is a must see! The entire inside of the chapel including its beautiful stained glass window and its mosaic tile lined walls are designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studios. The chapel, built in 1901, is small but stunning. It is open and free to the public the majority of the year.

The Wade family is also buried in Lake View Cemetery. The Wade family plot is located in Section 3 high atop a hill. The name “Lake View” is accurate from this location in the cemetery.

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Some of the mosaic tile done by Tiffany and his studios in the Chapel.
The Wade family plot in Section 3