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Discover a Bit of Columbus in Pennsylvania
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PHOTO GALLERY OF BOAL MANSION AND COLUMBUS CHAPEL

The Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel has so many treasures, it was impossible to show them all with the article.

BOAL MANSION

          Mansion Entrance Hall and portrait stairway.

Ram's head hat rack in hall.

Corner chair in living room.



        The Ballroom in the Boal Mansion.

The Turkish brassier.

Mantel clock on the Ballroom mantel.
 

Dining Room fireplace.

Dining Room sideboard.

COLUMBUS CHAPEL

        Altar side of the Columbus Chapel.

       Chapel paintings.

        Detail of the main altar in the Columbus Chapel

        Priest's corner and a saint's statue in the Columbus Chapel.

Columbus family coat of arms.

Priest vestment cabinet.



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