Canandaigua chapel shut down in 1958 reopened after significant work

After more than 60 years, the Woodlawn Chapel is once again open for events and visitors.

The chapel, located in the historic Woodlawn Cemetery on 130 N. Pearl St., was initially shuttered in 1958 due to extensive deterioration and neglect.

Those days are over: The Board of Trustees for the Canandaigua Cemetery Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by a rededication blessing to celebrate the renovated structure.

For Doug Stone, the project has been a long one, but worthwhile.

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