411 W. Bijou
Special thanks: Stephen Handen, Mesa House, 420 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
The Bijou Community Columbarium was established in 1993 by Mesa House and others supporting the interests of the homeless and other disadvantaged people. It currently contains the ashes of about 20 peope: homeless and those who provided service to them; one has a marker. The columbarium is located in the backyard of a house formerly owned by Ithaka Land Inc. It is private property. A rock wall partially frames the area and a stone contemplative bench is nearby.
Every year a December event called The Longest Night remembers the homeless who have died in Colorado Springs in the previous year. The ashes of some are buried here.