March 24, 2015

June 1963: One Pilgrim House was established at the Baha’i Gardens on Mount Carmel for both Eastern and Western pilgrims

After careful consideration of the alternatives the House of Justice has decided that the time has come to take the significant step, anticipated by our beloved Guardian, of housing all pilgrims in one place. It was found possible, by slight alterations, to accommodate all pilgrims, without lessening the number, in the former Eastern Pilgrim House and its adjacent buildings. We have therefore established one Pilgrim House, at the Bahá'í Gardens on Mount Carmel. 
- The Universal House of Justice  (from a message dated 16 June 1963; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)