The west wall of the studio includes a fireplace and a sign above it that reads "But For The Grace of God".
The photograph to the right shows Dick Richardson, the Rockefeller Foundation trustee who was one of AA's early friends. "Uncle Dick" and Bill Wilson were very close. Bill must have loved Dick very much, as it is the only one of two photos of friends in the studio. The crucifix on the wall and a cane leaning against the fireplace belonged to another close friend, Father Dowling, and were given to Bill upon the priest's death.