The historic Oakwood Cemetery Chapel was constructed in 1914 to function as a mortuary chapel. Designed by Austin architect, Charles Page, the historic Gothic-revival chapel is located within Oakwood Cemetery, which is a City of Austin Historic Landmark, a registered Historic Texas Cemetery, and a National Register of Historic Places site. In the subsequent 103 years since its construction, the historic building suffered from uneven foundation settlement and deferred maintenance. Due to its existing condition, rehabilitation of the Oakwood Chapel was identified among top priorities by Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) staff for cemetery improvements. Funded under the 2012 GO Bond funding for Cemeteries and the Historic Preservation Fund, PARD rehabilitated the building for use as a visitor’s center and space for memorial services. The chapel is programmed by PARD’s Museums & Cultural Divisions in partnership with the Cemetery Operations Division and as recommended by the Historic Cemeteries Master Plan.