Building Index – Building 27
293 Roslyn St., Denver, CO 80230
[GPS N39°43.278 x W104°54.085]
President Richard M. Nixon issued Executive Order #11593 on 15 May 1971 decreeing that structures and objects of historical significance be preserved. In August of 1971, anticipating the eventual destruction of WWII cantonment- type chapel facilities, Chaplain Col. John Thomas requested Chapel #1, Building 27, be retained because it was the active spiritual home of Dwight D. Eisenhower while President and visitor to Denver. It should be designated as an “Eisenhower Memorial.” Dedication ceremonies were held in 1982.
The remaining three chapels were decommissioned, with Chapel #3 torn down in November of 1973, Chapel #2 in April of 1974, and Chapel #4 in November of 1974.
[Source: John Bond, “Lowry Hertiage Museum”]