Restoration of the
August Belmont Memorial Chapel
Over the past fifty years, Belmont Chapel, in Newport, Rhode Island, has fallen into severe disrepair. The Belmont Chapel Foundation was established to restore and preserve the 1886 chapel for future generations. It is the Foundation’s goal to re-purpose the chapel so that it can be enjoyed and utilized by all who wish to visit it in the future.
ABOUT THE CHAPEL
The August Belmont Memorial Chapel has commanded a dominant presence at the
Island Cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island, since its construction in 1886. Commissioned by
Mr. and Mrs. August Belmont, Sr. the chapel is a memorial to their daughter Jane Pauline Belmont who died at the young age of 19. Given as a gift, the chapel’s original purpose was to serve as a site to hold committal services for those being buried at the Island Cemetery.