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WELLAND COUNTY’S NEW INDUSTRIAL HOME

(T.L. NICHOLS, ARCHITECT)

[Welland Tribune, 28 March 1912]

The above sketch hows how the Welland County Industrial Home will look when it is rebuilt, according to the plans of Architect Nichols. Several contractors  are figuring on the job, and the tenders must be in by the middle of next week.

The original building ended with the projecting walls and towers on each side. It will therefore be seen that a substantial addition has been put on each side.

The new section includes basement and two floors. In order to make the building much more safe in case of fire, all the basement work up to and including floors of the porches on either end are to be constructed of solid concrete.

In the basement on the south there will be two cells, store room, cold storage for vegetables and apples. On the north there will be the septic tank.

The ground floor on the south will contain the old men’s bedroom, men’s bathroom, and in the front the doctor’s office and private bath. On the north the ground floor will contain the women’s bedroom and bath in the rear, and in the front the rooms for the hired help, and baths.

The second floor will contain men’s sleeping rooms and toilet and the front bedrooms on the south, and the north addition will contain the women’s sleeping rooms and toilet and two front bedrooms.

  1. On 30 January 2015, Anna Said,

    Where was this house located?

  2. On 12 February 2015, B Said,

    The old Industrial Home was replaced by Sunset Haven and then Seasons. Sunset Haven was located at 163 First Avenue, Welland.

  3. On 12 June 2016, Deb Said,

    Do you know where the Industrial Home burial grounds were located?

  4. On 19 June 2016, B Said,

    The Industrial Home burial grounds were located on the premises. i know there is a record of the burials but am not in possession of it. B

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