Forest Hill Cemetery – Catlin Chapel

Built 1878
Catlin Chapel – Donated by John Catlin’s wife and daughter Lucia.
“In grateful remembrance of the esteem and confidence accorded to the late John Catlin, for many years a resident of Wisconsin, by the citizens of Madison and vicinity, the Memorial Chapel, erected by us in A.D. 1878, is given to the custody of the present commissioners of Forest Hill Cemetery and their successors, to be used for burial services by all persons who desire interment of friends within the cemetery grounds”
The city council replied:
“The good faith of the city is herby pledged to forever maintain said chapel in suitable condition and to faithfully conform to the letter and spirit of the donation.”