Souvenir book of views from the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home   Save
Souvenir book of views from the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
Description: Souvenir book featuring photographic views and a history of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Sandusky, Ohio, published in 1915. In 1886, Governor Joseph B. Foraker signed a bill establishing the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home for honorably discharged veterans. This building was built after the American Civil War as a place for men who had served in the military and required a place to live. Men who served in later wars were also cared for at this location. While some men pay to stay at the home, others who live in poverty or are otherwise unable to take care of themselves are afforded housing and services free of charge. Photographic views document administrative buildings, gardens and grounds, the engine room, hospital, dining facilities, cemetery and residential cottages. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Page1
Subjects: Civil War; Military Ohio; Military discharges; Veterans
Places: Sandusky (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio)