Before There Was a Winifred Moore Auditorium

Original Webster College chapelThis year marks the 40th anniversary of a major change on the Webster campus in Webster Groves: the transition of the college chapel to a multipurpose auditorium. Winifred Moore Auditorium used to be called the Chapel of All Saints and was the location of daily Mass and various ceremonies.

In 1973, the space was renovated and the religious accoutrements relocated around campus, sold, or given away. Many of the pews were sold to alumni for $50.00 apiece. The chapel was renamed Winifred Moore Auditorium after it was renovated with gifts from Winifred W. Rogers and Elizabeth D. Hyatt in memory of their mother and grandmother, Winifred Moore.

Here are a few pictures of the chapel when it was being used for Mass.

original Webster College chapel

Original Webster College chapel

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