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Ohio Soldiers' & Sailors' Home, Boilerhouse, U.S. Route 250 at DeWitt Avenue, Sandusky, Erie County, OH



B&W Photos

HB972793
View Southeast, Northwest Front

HB972794
View Southeast, Northwest Front & Southwest Side

HB972795
View East, Northwest Front & Southwest Side, New Powerhouse To Right

HB972796
View North, Southeast & Southwest Sides

HB972797
View Northeast, Southeast & Southwest Sides

HB972798
View Northwest, Southeast & Northeast Sides

HB972799
View Southwest, Northeast Side

HB972800
View South, Northeast & Northwest Sides

HB972801
View South, Northeast & Northwest Sides

HB972802
Northwest Room, Looking Southeast, Domestic Hot Water Tanks

HB972803
Northwest Room, Looking South, Feed Water Pumps

HB972804
Southeast Room, Looking Northwest, Gas Fired Boiler (foreground) And Coal Fired Boilers

HB972805
Southeast Room, Looking South From Catwalk, Coal Supply & Coal Feed

HB972806
Tunnel Access, Looking Northwest, Steam & Water Pipes

HB972807
Photocopy Of Engraving (from A

HB972808
Photocopy Of Photograph (from Carl A


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Location
U.S. Route 250 at DeWitt Avenue, Sandusky, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OH-2360-A
Significance: The Ohio Veterans' Home was established in 1886 as the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, the result of efforts by the Grand Army of the Republic to ensure state care for sick and destitute Ohio Civil War veterans. The Home opened in November, 1888 with 17 residents. During its peak years it had over 2,000 residents, and since its opening it has served over 55,000 Ohio veterans from all major U.S. conflicts. The name was changed to Ohio Veterans' Home in 1979. Current population is about 550. The Home is the legacy of Ohio's movement in the 19th century to establish state-supported institutions to aid the handicapped, the ill and the destitute. The Boiler House was an original building at the Home, completed in 1888. Its function was to supply heating steam, electric light, and domestic hot water for the entire Home. It still provides steam and hot water today.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST FRONT
2. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST FRONT & SOUTHWEST SIDE
3. VIEW EAST, NORTHWEST FRONT & SOUTHWEST SIDE, NEW POWERHOUSE TO RIGHT
4. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST SIDES
5. VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST SIDES
6. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST & NORTHEAST SIDES
7. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHEAST SIDE
8. VIEW SOUTH, NORTHEAST & NORTHWEST SIDES
9. VIEW SOUTH, NORTHEAST & NORTHWEST SIDES
10. NORTHWEST ROOM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, DOMESTIC HOT WATER TANKS
11. NORTHWEST ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH, FEED WATER PUMPS
12. SOUTHEAST ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST, GAS FIRED BOILER (FOREGROUND) AND COAL FIRED BOILERS
13. SOUTHEAST ROOM, LOOKING SOUTH FROM CATWALK, COAL SUPPLY & COAL FEED
14. TUNNEL ACCESS, LOOKING NORTHWEST, STEAM & WATER PIPES
15. Photocopy of engraving (from A. Witteman's Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors Home Near Sandusky, (New York: The Albertype Co.), 1894) VIEW EAST, NORTHWEST FRONT & SOUTHWEST SIDE
16. Photocopy of photograph (from Carl A. Spier's Souvenir Book of Views, The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, (Sandusky, Ohio: Alvord & Peters Co.), n.d.) LOCATION UNKNOWN


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