The Mission’s proposed addition would house the new Bethel Hotel and the St. Paul Boys’ Club.

On the corner of 8th and Wacouta adjacent to its current building, the Mission purchases land for a four-story addition, including a new Bethel Hotel to shelter and care for up to 336 men each night. “A place where the doors never close,” the Bethel Hotel offers a dormitory, 96 rentable rooms and a restaurant serving inexpensive meals. Construction is aided by 100 jobless men staying at the Mission.

Photos courtesy of the Union Gospel Mission and the Minnesota Historical Society.