The Memorial Chapel was built in 1926 as a non-denominational church erected in memory of Union members who died in World War I. Later, the Chapel was also dedicated to all people who served in United States and Canadian uniform since that time.
The chapel was built of native sandstone. At the time of its construction, it was thought to be the only church owned by a labor union. Outside the chapel, in a garden, stood the printing press after which the Union's logo was designed.
George L. Berry, the president of the Union and founder of Pressmen's Home, is buried in a mausoleum near the chapel. Both the chapel and the mausoleum still stand today.
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And saw what I never had seen:
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