June 4, 2016

St. Hubert’s Chapel/Smoke Rise in Kinnelon


Join us for a tour of this small and unique chapel in the middle of Lake Kinnelon. The St. Hubert’s Chapel was constructed in 1886 by tobacco magnate Francis S. Kinney for his wife, Mary. The chapel was built so she would not have to make the trip to St. Anthony’s in Butler, which was the nearest Catholic church before automobiles routinely graced the roadways.   St. Hubert’s Chapel is distinguished not only by its massive Gothic stonework, but also by its nine glorious stained glass windows, some of which were probably made in Germany around the turn of the century. The chapel interior and stained glass windows were designed and built by the Louis C. Tiffany studios.

Site Logistics:

The only way to visit the chapel is by row boat. Fuel powered motorboats are not permitted on Lake Kinnelon. This trip will be cancelled if there is the threat of inclement weather. This site is not ADA accessible. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Dress:  Wear comfortable flat bottom shoes since this is a standing/walking tour.

Who: AIA Architects and Guests (Space is Limited-Limit 15 people per tour, 2 tours)

Time: Tour A:                9:00 a.m.   (15 people max.)

Time: Tour B:                11:00 a.m. (15 people max.)

Arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time. We will meet at:

The Smoke Rise Village Inn
9 Perimeter Road, Kinnelon, NJ.
Parking Lot

GPS address: 1 East Gate Road, Kinnelon, NJ

From there we will carpoool to the beach where row boats will depart. After tour we will carpool back to the parking area.

Important Note: St. Hubert’s Chapel is within Smoke Rise which is a gated community. Attendee names will be given to the guard at the East Gatehouse located at 1 East Gate Road, Kinnelon, NJ from where you will proceed to the parking lot at the Village Inn. People not on the list will be denied entry.

Coffee will be provided by AIANS at no additional charge.

Event Cost:       $40 per person except ASSOCIATE AIA members:  $20

CEU Credits:    1 AIA continuing education credit

Tour Host:         Thomas Kline, Chapel Conservator and Kinnelon Borough Historian

Organizers:         Judy Donnelly, AIA (AIANS Building Tours Chair), Paul Tiajoloff, AIA

RSVP: Please register NOW via PayPal below, registration will close when this tour is full.

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