Deeply steeped in history, the Eisenhower Memorial Chapel No. 1 was the first chapel to be built on the Lowry Air Force Base and was dedicated just fourteen days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This non-denominational gathering place was originally one of four chapels that were built for enlistees to have a place of worship. While the other three buildings have since been demolished building 27 was preserved due to its connection to President Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower who attended services with his wife Mamie during the summers of his administration.
In 1981 the chapel was listed on the National Historic Registry. In 2007 the chapel was moved 40 degrees to face the plaza.
Under the stewardship of the Lowry Foundation the chapel is a wonderful gathering place for events, concerts, meetings and celebrations. The chapel may be reserved for weddings, community meetings, memorial services and more.
Find out about reserving space or to set up a visit visit the Eisenhower Chapel website by clicking here.
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- Lowry: Military Base to New Urban Community by Thomas J. Noel and Chuck Woodward
- History: http://www.eisenhowerchapel.com/history/
- The View from Ike’s peak http://theauroramagazine.com/features/the-view-from-ikes-peak/
- Chapel No. 1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapel_No._1