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Buchtel Memorial Chapel (Denver, Colo.)

 Organization

Sources

University of Denver. The Buchtel Memorial Chapel was begun in 1907 when the cornerstone was laid. Buchtel "puportedly handed Colorado Springs architect Thomas Barber a photograph of a mission-style church and asked him to create a similar-looking structure for the University" (Built for Learning, p. 18). Progress on the building languished throughout the decade from its start to its completion due to lack of funds. "It was originally dedicated in 1917 as the Memorial Chapel to honor DU alumni who perished in World War I. In 1946 it was renamed the Buchtel Chapel in memory of Henry Buchtel." The chapel was destroyed by fire in 1983, leaving a tower as the sole remaining piece of the structure. (DU Today, Summer 2006 issue).
Buchtel Memorial Chapel Groundbreaking (-1983) on October 17, 1907.
Sources University of Denver. (1974). Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Inventory of University Buildings. [U123.01.0004.0031]
Cornerstone laid for Buchtel Memorial Chapel in October 26, 1910. (not dedicated until 1917 to honor those who had died in WWI)
Sources Breck, From the Rockies to the World, 1997, 106; University of Denver. (1974). Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Inventory of University Buildings. [U123.01.0004.0031].
Buchtel Memorial Chapel dedicated to soldiers fighting in World War I in December 30, 1917.
Sources University of Denver. (1974). Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Inventory of University Buildings. [U123.01.0004.0031]
A tribute service was held in Buchtel Chapel in memorial of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death on April 5, 1968. On July 20, 1983, a fire destroys Buchtel Memorial Chapel, leaving only one tower remaining.

Citation

“Buchtel services pay tribute to death of Martin Luther King,” The University of Denver Clarion, vol. 72, no. 44, April 9, 1968, 4.

University of Denver. (1974). Special Collections and Archives. University of Denver Buildings Collection. Inventory of University Buildings. [U123.01.0004.0031]

Found in 229 Collections and/or Records:

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus, between 1950-1960

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Identifier: U201.01.0029.0022.00049
Overview Aerial view of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colo. in the 1950s. The view is taken at a bird's-eye view from the southeast and extends north to I-25 (Valley Highway), west to Downing Street, south to Harvard Avenue, and east to Columbine Street. Campus buildings visible include University of Denver Stadium, the Fieldhouse, Buchtel Chapel, Margery Reed Hall, University Hall, Mary Reed Building, the Iliff School of Theology, Taylor Hall (of the Iliff School),...

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus, between 1965-1975

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Identifier: U201.01.0029.0026.00009
Overview Aerial view of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The view is from overhead and slightly to the south and includes an area extending north to Iowa Avenue, west to Race Street, south to Wesley Avenue, and east to Monroe Street. Campus buildings visible in the photo include University of Denver Stadium, the Fieldhouse, Margery Reed Hall, Buchtel Chapel, University Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Chamberlin Observatory, Mary Reed Building, Carnegie...

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus, between 1960-1969

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Identifier: U201.01.0029.0025.00002
Overview Aerial view of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver and the University Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The view is taken from east of campus and looks northwest, with the Santa Fe rail line, the South Platte River, and the Rocky Mountains visible in the background.

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus, between 1960-1966

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Identifier: U201.01.0018.0001.00016
Overview Aerial view of the University of Denver campus in Denver, Colorado, taken from the south. Visible buildings include: University of Denver Stadium (Hilltop Stadium), Mary Reed Building, Boettcher Center, Evans Memorial Chapel, Johnson-McFarlane Hall, University Hall, Buchtel Memorial Chapel, Science Hall, Aspen Hall, the Iliff School of Theology, Centennial Towers, and Field House Arena

Aerial View of University of Denver Campus with Denver Research Institute Plan, 1945

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Identifier: U201.01.0018.0002.00003
Overview Aerial view of the University of Denver campus in Denver, Colorado, taken from the south, with an architect's rendering of the proposed Denver Research Institute building overlaid on the image. One portion of this proposed building became the Boettcher Center. Other buildings visible include Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Aspen Hall, Mary Reed Building, the Iliff School of Theology, University Hall, Buchtel Memorial Chapel, Science Hall, the Student Union, Evans Memorial Chapel, University of Denver...

Aerial View of University Park Campus, between 1973-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0033.0020.00005
Overview Aerial view of a portion of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The bird's eye view looking northeast includes Aspen Hall, Cherrington Hall, Evans Chapel, the Humanities Gardens, Mary Reed Building, Carnegie Hall, Science Hall, Penrose Library, Buchtel Chapel, University Hall, Margery Reed Hall, and I-25 in the background.

Altar in Buchtel Memorial Chapel

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Identifier: U201.01.0095.0007.00001
Overview Black and white print of Communion altar in Buchtel Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The altar is covered in a white lace tablecloth and holds a tall candle, a Bible, and another book. A taller shelf behind it holds two candles and a metal cross and bears the words "This do in remembrance of me."

Bishop Phillips Speaking in Buchtel Chapel

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Identifier: U201.01.0097.0029.00001
Overview Black and white print of Methodist Bishop Glenn Phillips speaking at a Founders Day event in Buchtel Memorial Chapel at the University of Denver. Seated onstage behind him are various unidentified persons in academic regalia.

Buchtel Memorial Chapel (Frame 30-bottom)

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Identifier: U201.02.0139.0017.00002.00004
Overview Exterior view of Buchtel Memorial Chapel on the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.

Contact Sheet of Anne Evans, etc.

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Identifier: U201.02.0139.0017.00002
Overview Black and white contact sheet with negatives (apparently assembled from portions of several different negative rolls) with images of an unidentified man (frames 26-31, top), Anne Evans (frames 26-31, middle), Anne Evans at 1931 Founders Day banquet (frames 20-25), an unidentified building (frames 2A-7A), and Buchtel Memorial Chapel (frames 26-31, bottom).