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



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Item Title


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-E
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 Library was completed about 1891 as the principal cultural and educational facility at the Home. It had over 5,000 volumes and had newspapers from each of Ohio's 88 counties. Its second floor had a meeting room for use by the local G.A.R. post and other organizations. The Library has been vacant for several years.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHEAST FRONT
2. VIEW SOUTHEAST, NORTHWEST SIDE
3. VIEW EAST, WEST CORNER
4. VIEW NORTH, SOUTHWEST SIDE & SOUTH CORNER
5. VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH CORNER & SOUTHEAST SIDE
6. VIEW WEST, SOUTHEAST SIDE, EAST CORNER & NORTHEAST FRONT
7. VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHWEST FRONT, STONEWORK DETAIL
8. FIRST FLOOR, CORRIDOR, LOOKING WEST
9. FIRST FLOOR, READING ROOM, LOOKING NORTH
10. FIRST FLOOR, READING ROOM, LOOKING NORTHWEST
11. FIRST FLOOR, NEWELL POST & STAIR DETAIL
12. SECOND FLOOR, GRAND ARMY HALL, LOOKING EAST
13. SECOND FLOOR, GRAND ARMY HALL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
14. SECOND FLOOR, ANTE ROOM, LOOKING NORTH
15. Photocopy of engraving (from A. Witteman's Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Near Sandusky, (New York: The Albertype Co.), 1894) VIEW SOUTH, SHOWING ORIGINAL DORMERS, ROOFLINE, CHIMNEYS
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.) VIEW SOUTHWEST, NORTHEAST FRONT
17. 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.) FIRST FLOOR, READING ROOM, LOOKING WEST
18. Photocopy of photo engraving (from August Spies' Spies' Gallery of Photo Engravings, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, (August Spies), 1902) FIRST FLOOR, READING ROOM, LOOKING WEST (INSET NORTHEAST FRONT)
19. 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.) SECOND FLOOR, GRAND ARMY HALL, LOOKING EAST
20. Photocopy of photo engraving (from August Spies' Spies' Gallery of Photo Engravings, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, (August Spies), 1902) SECOND FLOOR, GRAND ARMY HALL, LOOKING SOUTH


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