Before and After: Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at Seton Hall

We have shown many very recent 'Before and After' projects, but I wanted to turn the clock back to the year 2008 when Granda Liturgical Arts and Evergreene Architectural Arts completed a renovation of the Immaculate Conception Chapel at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. 

The project in question involved bringing the sanctuary back toward a more classical configuration that was closer to its historical configuration and more appropriate to the gothic style of the building. In addition to this, a new reredos structure and tabernacle were installed, along with other liturgical furnishings, and the muralwork and other decorative painted works were also refreshed and restored. 

A view from the nave will give a better sense of the look and feel of the new ordering compared to its immediate predecessor.



The new tabernacle by Granda

The canopy over the altar

A very nicely done project that has revivified the chapel interior with richer colour along with a sanctuary that now better emphasizes the centrality of the altar.

As usual, here are a some views of the "before the before" that shows the chapel as it was historically. As you will see, it has gone through quite a number of incarnations in its brief existence. 

The chapel in 1955. Unfortunately this image comes from a book so the central part of the photo has been cut off, distorting the view of the altar. 

The chapel as it looked in 1931

The chapel as it looked in 1910

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