#3063 Tour of the Pauline Chapel

07/20/2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM MT


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Thursday, July 20, 10:00am - 11:30am (note time)

#3063 Tour of the Pauline Chapel

Tour Leader: Sarah Woods

Tour the beautiful Pauline Chapel built by the Penroses with Sarah Woods of El Pomar.  Julie Penrose supervised the building of the chapel and Thomas MacLaren was the chosen architect. Her vision for the chapel was Italian Renaissance, and the design for the chapel was based on a 14th century model in the Vatican.The Pauline Memorial Chapel is home to many worldly beauties. The hand-carved backdrop for the main altar is from Spain, as are the ivory and silver crucifix hanging above the altar. The gilded tabernacle and reliquary were fashioned in Mexico. Other unique furnishings include a Bishop’s throne from England and four chapel kneelers that belonged to King Louis XVI. Some of the most valuable acquisitions made by Julie Penrose are the altar pieces flanking the sanctuary. Flemish in origin, the statues of St. John and the Blessed Mother Mary both date back to the early 16th century and have undergone significant restorations.  The Pauline Chapel is not normally open to the public as it is a chapel on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by The Broadmoor Resort.

Location: Pauline Chapel, 2 Park Ave., Corner of Mesa Ave. and Park Ave., west of the Broadmoor.


Sarah Woods, MLIS, Master of Library Science specializing in Archives & Records Management from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She was a member of the Society of American Archivists, the American Alliance of Museums, and the American Association for State and Local History. She co-founded the Pikes Peak Archives and Museum Network with another archivist in the Pikes Peak region. Sarah has worked in academic archives, historic house museums, and has presented at professional conferences.

$25 PILLAR Members / $40 Nonmembers