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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 207 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),...
Dates: between 1950-1960

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.
Dates: between 1960-1969

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...
Dates: between 1965-1975

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
Dates: between 1960-1966

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...
Dates: 1945

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.
Dates: between 1973-1983

DU University Park Campus, circa 1935

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Identifier: U201.01.0029.0025.00003
Overview Aerial view of the University Park Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, taken at a bird's-eye view from the southeast. Buildings visible include University of Denver Stadium, Margery Reed Building, University Hall, Buchtel Memorial Chapel, the Iliff School of Theology Mary Reed Building, and Science Hall.
Dates: circa 1935

Photograph of DU showing Science Hall, Buchtel Chapel, University Hall and Iliff

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Identifier: U201.01.0419.00001
Overview Photograph by George Carlson of DU showing Science Hall, Buchtel Chapel, University Hall and Iliff. Credited to Denver Public Library Western History Dept. Framed double matted and under glass.
Dates: 1864-

University of Denver, between 1963-1972

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Identifier: U201.01.0033.0020.00011
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 Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Boettcher Center, Hilltop Apartments, Aspen Hall, Frontier Hall, Evans Chapel, temporary dormitory structures, Mary Reed Building, the Iliff School of Theology, University Hall, Buchtel Memorial Chapel, Carnegie Library, Science Hall, the Student Union, and I-25 in the background.
Dates: between 1963-1972

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00014
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. Path in the foreground.
Dates: between 1910-1983