The Chapel of the Veterans is located on the grounds of the Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth. Courtesy Photo.
The Chapel of the Veterans is located on the grounds of the Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth. It was built in 1893 to provide for veterans of the Civil War. The facility is now a National Historic Landmark.
It’s the only church in the U.S. where Protestant and Catholic religious services could be conducted at the same time. This duo use earned the Chapel a place in Ripley's Believe It or Not in the 1920s.
The chapel was built with long, thin clay bricks with Gothic arched windows and doorways. It also has 11 tubular bells (rarely used) and three gargoyles.
The chapel is open on weekdays – for more information, visit http://www.kansastravel.org/chapeloftheveterans.htm