BE A PART OF HISTORY
Fairmount Memorial Association is seeking donations to support the restoration of a unique and valuable part of the Inland Northwest's architectural and cultural history. Your generous contribution to this project will support the restoration efforts of this unique example of the Craftsman style and ensure that this monument is able to be enjoyed for generations to come.
100% of all donations go directly to the restoration of Rock Chapel.
Help us reach our $100,000 goal for the rock chapel restoration. 100% of all donations go directly to the restoration of Rock Chapel.
KIRTLAND CUTTER'S ROCK CHAPEL
Kirtland Cutter is recognized for his distinctive style and numerous Gilded Age mansions across the Inland Northwest.
However, Cutter designed more than elaborate mansions.
A little chapel he designed in 1890 for the Fairmount Cemetery in Spokane may have been one of the first examples of Arts and Crafts design used in a religious building in our region. Its exterior walls of local lava rock contrast with an elegant art glass window. It was featured in architectural magazines as an excellent example of the Craftsman style, using simple construction and natural materials.
Fairmount Memorial Park was founded in 1888 as the Spokane City and County Burial Ground. It sits high above the Spokane River. The Chapel was designed by Kirtland Cutter in 1890.