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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 232 Collections and/or Records:

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0007.00014
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado, with a snowy lawn in the foreground. ''University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Founded in 1864'' sign also in the foreground.
Dates: between 1910-1983

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0007.00015
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. Side view University Hall in the background.
Dates: between 1910-1983

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0007.00016
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. Old Main is visible on the right.
Dates: between 1910-1983

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0007.00017
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado, with Science hall to the right. Post-World War I picture with small trees and grassy open spaces in the foreground.
Dates: between 1910-1983

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, between 1910-1983

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0007.00018
Overview 10 negatives and a photograph of the negatives depicting exterior views of University of Denver's Buchtel chapel in Denver, Colorado, and pictures of student musicians holding their instruments.
Dates: between 1910-1983

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, 1951 June

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00001
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. A man walks on the sidewalk in front of the building.
Dates: 1951 June

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, circa 1950

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00002
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. A man walks towards the front stairs.
Dates: circa 1950

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, 1957 July

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00003
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. A woman stands in front of the building.
Dates: 1957 July

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, 1952 February

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00004
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado. People exit down the front stairs.
Dates: 1952 February

University of Denver Buchtel Chapel, 1957 July

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Identifier: U201.01.0015.0008.00005
Overview Exterior view of University of Denver's Buchtel Chapel in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1957 July