University of Pittsburgh

Heinz Chapel Iron & Wood 1

Heinz Chapel Iron & Wood 1

Interior shot of main doors


All of the wrought-iron work (lanterns, door fittings, and stair railings) was fabricated by Samuel Yellin of Philadelphia. The chapel’s altar cross and candlesticks also are by Yellin.


All of the visible wood in the chapel, from its entrance doors, each of which weighs 800 pounds, to the reredos, is oak. The reredos, choir stalls, chancel rails, pulpit, lectern, and narthex screen are of English pollard oak. The pews and narthex ceiling are of Appalachian Mountain oak. The exceptional carving was executed by Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Company of Boston.