Several years ago SBTHP board member Tim Aguilar showed us a Mission-period bench he had acquired. Tim noted that a few benches of the same design would be appropriate additions to the Presidio Chapel. Although we know that most of the residents of the Presidio would have kneeled on floor mats during services, a few benches like Tim’s likely lined the walls during the early-nineteenth century. A recent donation by Virginia Ridder made reproduction of Tim’s bench possible. Thanks to the hard work of Tim and many interns, students, an experienced carpenter, and a talented blacksmith, we now have seven reproduction benches lining the walls of the Presidio chapel. Want to view the world from the perspective of an early nineteenth-century Spanish resident of the Presidio? Next time you visit, pop into the Chapel and take a seat!