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Restoration of the 
August Belmont Memorial Chapel
For more than fifty years, Belmont Chapel, in Newport, Rhode Island, was neglected and fell 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.

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.


Naming Opportunities

At the onset of the restoration of the chapel, we presented sponsorship options for the stained glass windows only.  At this time, we are presenting additional sponsoring choices.  These range from $3000 for a pew to $100,000 for the Farewell Street entrance restoration. To view the naming opportunities, click on the PDF below.To become a named sponsor, please contact the Belmont Chapel Campaign Committee by calling 401-846-0432 to speak to a member of the committee.  

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Click on the gallery below to see photos of the work in progress in Phase 2 of the restoration.

View the drone video below for an aerial view of the cemetery and the restored chapel exterior, captured and produced by Ian Witt of Higher Level Drone productions.


To join us as we collectively restore this chapel, donate now.

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