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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 12 Collections and/or Records:

University of Denver Protest Woodstock West Protest Band Outside Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.001.0038
Overview A band performs outside of Buchtel Memorial Chapel on the University of Denver (DU) campus. Participants gather around, as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protest Balloons in Air Above Buchtel Chapel, May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.002.0048
Overview University of Denver (DU) protesters release balloons into the air above Buchtel Chapel as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protest Band Plays Near Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.001.0037
Overview A band plays near a patch of treses while protesters sit in the field outside of the University of Denver (DU) Buchtel Memorial Chapel. Participants gather as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protest Member Speaking Outside Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M120.01.001.0048
Overview Protester on the University of Denver (DU) campus speaks into a microphone reading from a script outside of the Buchtel Memorial Chapel. Participants gather as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protest Rally Outside Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.001.0042
Scope and Contents From the Series: Contains a collection of photo slides from 1970 DU Student protest Woodstock West.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protesters Gathered Near Buchtel Chapel, May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.001.0134
Overview A crowd is sitting and standing facing each other, one appears to be hitting an inflatable ball into the crowd.

University of Denver (DU) protesters stand and sit outside Buchtel Chapel part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protesters Hold Balloons Outside Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.002.0052
Overview University of Denver (DU) protesters on campus outside of Buchtel Chapel hold ballons as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protesters Outside Buchtel Chapel Release Balloons, May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.002.0049
Overview University of Denver (DU) protesters protesters outside of Buchtel Chapel release baloons into the air as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protesters Outside of Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.002.0045
Overview University of Denver (DU) protesters on campus outside of Buchtel Chapel as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970

University of Denver Woodstock West Protesters Rally Outside Buchtel Chapel , May 5th-13th 1970

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Identifier: M473.01.001.0046
Overview University of Denver (DU) students gather outside Buchtel Memorial Chapel for a rally, as part of a multi-day Vietnam War protest nicknamed "Woodstock West" that took place both on the DU campus and downtown Denver, Colorado. Protesters mourn the killings of four students on the Kent State University campus days earlier. One participant addresses the crowd through a microphone, reading from a sheet of paper in hand.
Dates: May 5th-13th 1970