Evans Memorial Chapel

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Evans Memorial Chapel
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Evans Memorial Chapel is located in Colorado
Evans Memorial Chapel
Evans Memorial Chapel is located in the United States
Evans Memorial Chapel
LocationUniversity of Denver campus, Denver, Colorado
Coordinates39°40′36″N 104°57′46″W / 39.67667°N 104.96278°W / 39.67667; -104.96278Coordinates: 39°40′36″N 104°57′46″W / 39.67667°N 104.96278°W / 39.67667; -104.96278
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Architectural styleGothic Revival, Early Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #74000567 [1]
CSRHP #5DV.174
Added to NRHPDecember 27, 1974

Evans Memorial Chapel is a historic chapel on the campus of the University of Denver, in Colorado.[2]

Completed in 1878 in downtown Denver, the Evans Memorial Chapel was built by Governor John Evans (University of Denver founder) in honor of his daughter Josephine, who had died a decade earlier. It was purchased by the University of Denver (DU) later on in 1958 as part of a land purchase. In 1960, the historic building was moved stone by stone to its present location on the DU campus. Currently, the Evans Memorial Chapel has no specific religious affiliation. It is widely used for wedding ceremonies year-round and student-driven religious activities during the academic year.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Nanaruth Haines (August 14, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Evans Memorial Chapel". National Park Service. Retrieved September 15, 2018. With accompanying four photos from 1974

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