5. There Are Authentic Louis XV and XVI Furnishings Inside

Entrance to the men’s smoking room. Image courtesy The United Palace

On its own, the United Palace is already what The New York Times calls a “delirious masterpiece.” But Rev. Ike, upon acquiring the space, decided to add to the lavishness of the building by bringing in authentic Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture. Today, these furnishings can be seen in the former men’s smoking room, which also features a balcony and a floor with decorative tile work, made by the Mueller-Mosaic Company of Trenton, New Jersey.