National and State Register

Pauline Chapel

El Paso County

Designed by the prominent Colorado Springs architectural firm of MacLaren and Hetherington, the 1918 chapel is an important example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style, which is not well represented in Colorado. 

A view of the chapel with two large pine trees on either side.

Pauline Chapel

While the architectural partnership designed several Mission style buildings, the chapel appears to be the firm’s only foray into the more ornate Spanish Colonial Revival style.  Pauline Chapel was built under the direct supervision of local philanthropist Julie Penrose, who remained connected to the chapel for the rest of her life, collecting many of the beautiful art and antiques that fill the chapel.  The 1925 Mission-inspired rectory and garage complement the chapel.