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Celebrating 80 Years - 1944, Penrose House and the Meaning of 'El Pomar'

Many philanthropic foundations bear the names of their founders, so it may not be immediately obvious why the name “El Pomar” is associated with the Penrose legacy. The answer lies in the Penrose House, Spencer and Julie Penrose’s Colorado Springs home, which now serves as a free-of-charge meeting space and conference center for nonprofit agencies and government organizations.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 6, 2018, 7:54 a.m.

Never a Dry Day

Perhaps it was with foresight that Spencer Penrose installed secret doors behind the library’s north bookcases when he remodeled his new home in 1916.

by Lori Bellingham, the April 27, 2015, midnight

El Pomar Foundation and Toulouse-Lautrec

In 1891, on the muggy avenues of a changing Paris, a young artist’s new lithograph posters appeared for the first time. A painter by trade, his colorful and curvilinear prints were elegant in their simplicity, but most of all, provocative.

by Lori Bellingham, the Jan. 6, 2015, midnight

Did he know?

by Lori Bellingham, the Jan. 27, 2014, midnight

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