National and State Register

Knights of Columbus Hall (Colorado Springs)

El Paso County

The 1928 Knights of Columbus Hall was the site of numerous social and entertainment activities in Colorado Springs, including fraternal organization meetings and social gatherings, and public assemblies, particularly for young people and high school students.  In 1937 it became the first home of the Pioneer Museum, now known as the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

A view of the hall from the end, with red roof and grey siding.

Knights of Columbus Hall

The Museum was essential to preserving and interpreting the history of the Colorado Springs community and was visited by residents, tourists, and school children for forty years before relocating to the former County Courthouse (5EP.190) in 1977.  In addition, the Hall is a good example of the Mission style and as an example of renowned local architect Thomas MacLaren’s work.  It is one of MacLaren’s last designs built before his death in December 1928.