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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 34, issue 19, 1957 November 22

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Identifier: clarion_v034i19_19571122
Overview Holiday Special – Family Day Ticket Offer Extended to Include Thanksgiving Day Game. Coeds Host Dates Tonight – King Coronation to Climax Events at AWS Dance. Group Slates Interviews for Foreign Study. Senate Appoints Centennial Agents. Fall “Foothills” Out Today for University Personnel. Writer Talks to Full House. Chapel Committee Slates Thanksgiving as Theme. Fellowship Invites Area Students to Weekend Meet. Panhellenic Meets.

The Denver Clarion, vol. 68, issue 40, 1964 March 27

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Identifier: clarion_v068i40_19640327
Overview First two pages missing.

Greek Film “Stella” Premier Offering in Art Film Festival. Lodge Campaign Head, Mullen, Visits Denver to Rally Supporters. Student Dies During Las Vegas Holiday; Buchtel Memorial Services Held Wednesday. British Visiting Lecturer Here to Speak in Physics Field. Foundation Gives College $106,122.