After meeting many of the workers, Ellen White was escorted into the hydraulic elevator and taken to the third floor, where the Whitneys had an apartment, for breakfast and a rest. Before long she was shown what was to be her apartment, close to the one the W. C. White family would occupy. These, apparently, were on the south side of the building and had the advantage of exposure to the winter sun.

She did not know it then, but this would be the place she would call "home" for the next two yearsóa place to rest between trips to Scandinavia, Italy, and Germany; a place to write and recoup.