Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Visiting a technical school and an impressive outdoor auditorium

Mahmud's Diary
October 24, 1912
San Francisco, CA

In response to a question about purchasing land for a Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, He said: ‘It is very good but for the present it is better to help with the Mashriqu’l-Adhkar in Chicago.’

The Master went to visit some schools and interesting places. Among them was a technical school, whose students stood respectfully in His presence. He was pleased with them and bestowed kindness upon them. He then went to see a purpose-built auditorium constructed in a circular shape with stairs and seating on three sides. Overlooking the stage one could see the entire audience. At the other end was a large podium with a platform designed in such a way that when a lecturer spoke, his voice could reach the audience without an echo. The building was very large and had been built for special occasions and public events; it had no roof. It was much admired by the Master.