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Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel

5800 Godfrey Rd., Godfrey, IL 62035

Historic Sites

The Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel is a historic chapel located on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, named for school and town founder Benjamin Godfrey.

Originally called Monticello, the village of Godfrey was named for a Massachusetts sea captain, Benjamin Godfrey who founded the Monticello Seminary in 1838. One of the more rapidly growing Illinois community colleges, Lewis & Clark Community College, now calls the Monticello campus home. Located on the campus, the Benjamin Godfrey Chapel, built in 1854, has become a landmark in the community. This church has been designated as one of only six churches outside of the northeastern United States that are authentic copies of New England church architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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