Randolph W. King didn’t think a whole lot about the stained glass windows gracefully fitted into the chapel walls. But their images and colors made a lasting impression, especially the exquisite designs by Louis C. Tiffany. You can’t be in there and not appreciate them, Randolph says. I knew what a Tiffany window was and what a Tiffany lamp was, but I didn’t know to appreciate the quality. Interior design of room When you live there, it’s just part of your life. Randolph and his wife, Margaret, worshiped at this chapel while their fathers were stationed at the academy.
The two were confirmed here and, in 1943, married here. Randolph remembers sitting in a pew one Sunday, listening to eminent U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall preach. The service concluded with The Navy Hymn, which begins Eternal Father, strong to save. It was December 7, 1941, and just an hour after the service, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor struck the campus.