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This picturesque chapel, built on the site of the former president's home, is named for Dr. Henry G. Bennett, president of OSU from 1928-51. He was the first director of America's Point Four Program, established to provide technical assistance to nations around the world. The Point Four Program was a forerunner of the present U.S. Agency for International Development. Bennett and his wife were killed in a tragic airplane crash in Iran in 1951, while he was serving as administrator on this program.
Bennett proposed in 1936 that a chapel be built as a war memorial. Upon his death in 1951, friends organized a foundation to complete the chapel plan. In 1957, the chapel was dedicated in honor of Bennett, his wife and University students who gave their lives in World Wars I and II. The chapel is non-denominational and is available for booking by students, faculty, staff and the general public. It is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of University Avenue and Hester Street.