Signs of the Times

[Paul Block, as quoted in the New York Times, New York]

Few finer ideas have ever come out of American business life than that which has just been made into a reality by John McEntee Bowman, head of the Biltmore Chain of Hotels. Mr. Bowman a few days ago announced the opening of a chapel in his Biltmore Hotel in New York. This chapel, a beautiful room dedicated to God, is not for any particular creed or denomination. It is not to be used for the holding of services, but is set apart for meditation and for silent prayer. It is to be a place in which one's spirit may be renewed, and from which one may go with greater faith and with new hope and courage. This place of rest and of silence is to be known as Meditation Chapel, and it is to serve the guests and employees of the hotel. Its doors will never be closed, and yet it will always be set apart from the more worldly affairs of life.

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February 16, 1929

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