Charles Babcock: Sage Chapel

View of the Cornell campus with Sage Chapel and Professor Babcock’s house.
Photograph. ca. 1875.

C. Babcock to A. D. White.
Autograph letter signed.
December 5, 1872.

I have been waiting to lay before you the preliminary ground plan of the chapel; but will now push on the drawings. I have arranged the thing after my own idea of what is wanted. Whether the funds will be sufficient to carry out the plan remains to be seen. I append a sketch which will show the arrangements.

East Elevation. February 1, 1898.

Plan, 1898.
In 1898 Babcock doubled the seating capacity of Sage Chapel with the replacement of the south transept, the tower, and the east half of the original nave by two parallel north-south transepts covering a sixty-six by sixty-four foot space. He lengthened the nave, added porches, and constructed the Sage Memorial Apse at the east end as a memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Sage. Rose windows were placed in the four new gables.

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