Seeing the effects of this dramatic shift was Norman Barr, a pastor at Mt. Olivet Church in Chicago.
At a meeting of the Chicago Presbytery
, an organization of Presbyterian leadership, Rev. Barr
made a compassionate plea for help to establish a home for older Presbyterians with limited financial means.
request would lead to the creation of "The Presbyterian Home.
Its charter was registered on April 21, 1904.
Slowly, Rev. Barr's
vision began to manifest.