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Tower is all that remains of Buchtel Chapel

Buchtel Tower

Buchtel Tower is home to DU's Victory Bell. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

The cornerstone of the Memorial Chapel was laid in 1910, but it wasn’t until December 1917 that the building was dedicated in honor of those who died in World War I. Only one of the chapel’s original four towers remains; the rest of the building was destroyed by fire in 1983. Today, the Buchtel Memorial Tower houses DU’s Victory Bell—moved from Old Main—which tolls for Commencement.

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