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



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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-D
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. Cottage M is one of 16 cottages eventually built at the Home. The cottages housed residents in dormitory rooms with a capacity of seven to a room, seven rooms to a cottage. The Home's eastern portion is dominated by the cottages, most of which were arranged in a ring around the dining hall. Cottage M is currently vacant.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, NORTHWEST FRONT & SOUTHWEST SIDE
2. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST & SOUTHEAST SIDES
3. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST SIDE
4. VIEW WEST, SOUTHEAST & NORTHEAST SIDES
5. DETAIL OF CORNICE AND STONEWORK
6. FIRST FLOOR, DAY ROOM, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO FIREPLACE
7. FIRST FLOOR, NEWELL POST AND STAIR DETAIL
8. SECOND FLOOR, CORRIDOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO STAIR
9. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST DORM, LOOKING EAST
10. SECOND FLOOR, SOUTHEAST DORM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST THROUGH CORRIDOR TO SOUTHWEST DORM
11. SECOND FLOOR, RESTROOM, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
12. 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.) VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST FRONT
13. Photocopy of photo engraving (from August Spies' Spies' Gallery of Photo Engravings, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, (August Spies), 1902) VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST FRONT


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