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Danforth Chapel

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1954, James M. Hunter. Southwest corner of W. Laurel and S. Howes sts. on The Oval

High walls of thin-coursed rough sandstone and an east wall of opaque glass in a wooden screen stretch from a flagstone floor to exposed ceiling beams on the interior of the Danforth Chapel. A cantilevered altar of black marble and full-height stained glass panels create ascetic simplicity. Double doors beneath a pergola are of hammered bronze with bas-relief angels wearing jeweled halos. A freeform sandstone wall holds back the hillside on the east, defining a small meditation garden.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Danforth Chapel", [Fort Collins, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 227-227.

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