Monastery at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church Auraria Higher Education Center.

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Monastery at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church Auraria Higher Education Center.
Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)
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1 slide : color.


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General Note:
View of the Friary, at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church (St. Elizabeth's Church), designed by architect Jacques Benedict in 1936 and located at 1060 St. Francis Way, on the Auraria Higher Education Center campus, Denver, Colorado. The church is constructed of rusticated rhyolite and built in the Gothic revival style with Romanesque influences. The Friary (monastery), which is attached to the church, was rebuilt on the old foundations by the May Bonfils Trust. Shows the apse of the Shrine to Saint Francis which extends from the flat facade of the building and has a large external niche that contains a statue of Saint Francis of Assisi. The arched niche is attached to the outside of the building and has a gabled top supported by columns and pilasters. The pediment is elaborately decorated. Etched letters around the niche read: "A. 1891 D.," "Dominus Dei," and "Deus Meus et Omnia." The apse has carved coursing and letters: " Bonfils Memorial." The entry has a small vestibule with a gabled roof and a compound arch. The arches are decorated with carved animals and vines and the arch pediment has the crest of the Franciscan Order, two arms crossed, leaves and crosses. "O.F.M." is carved below the pediment.

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Auraria Library
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Auraria Library
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