The committee organizes an open day for a historical monument in Pocatello


The following is a press release from the town of Pocatello.

POCATELLO – A monument in Pocatello will once again be open to the public on Veterans Day.

The Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission is hosting an open house at the Brady Chapel inside the Mountain View Cemetery on Thursday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event, members of the CHP will offer tours and information about the almost century-old structure.

“The open house will allow the community to visit and learn more about the Brady Chapel and current efforts to restore and preserve this local icon,” said Jim Anglesey, City of Pocatello Liaison Officer with CHP . “The event will include a special presentation and musical tribute at 1 p.m. that honors Civil War and Spanish American War veterans buried at Mountain View Cemetery.”

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The group is raising funds to restore the Brady Chapel ahead of its 100th anniversary in 2022 with the Brady Chapel Centennial Campaign, and donations will be accepted during the open house.

“Community support is crucial to preserving Brady Chapel,” Anglesey said. “In doing so, we hope that the chapel can be used and enjoyed by the public for generations to come. “

Those who cannot attend the open house but wish to donate to the effort can find more information online.

Brady Chapel was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922 and was built by the family of former Idaho Governor and Senator James Brady after his death. Built in a French neo-Gothic style, the chapel was designed by the famous architect Frank Paradice. In the 1970s, the Brady Chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information on the Brady Chapel, visit the site. Learn more about the efforts of the Historic Preservation Commission can be found here.

The Brady Chapel is not accessible to all. Program access accommodations can be provided with three days notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at [email protected] or by calling (208) 234-6248. You can also go to 5815 South 5th Avenue in Pocatello.

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