Closeup of the Stained Glass Window Altar Piece in the Prayer Room of the U.S. Capitol
The stained glass window was presented anonymously by a studio in the Twenty-first Congressional District of California, and is the voluntary work of the craftsmen of that studio. The gift was arranged through their Representative in Congress, Edgar W. Hiestand. It is a "Thank offering to this Country" and dedicated "to those men who have in the past sought Gods guidance and to those who presently determine the destiny of this Nation by the inspiration of their decisions."
In March 1955 the room was completed and opened for use.
The Prayer Room in the United States Capitol. Office of the Architect of the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. 8p. pamphlet. Image courtesy of the Homeward Bound Journal.