Saint Joseph's Industrial School and Orphanage, and later Home for the Aged, Bethany, Oklahoma.

It opened in 1912 and by the time it closed in the 1965 several thousand children, and aged, had been cared for by the facility.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Original Ground Floor

Left to right:  dining rooms, kitchens, storage, preparation areas, large restrooms, with bathing tubs, playrooms.

The dining spaces included a Dining Hall (44 x70) and two smaller dining rooms.

The kitchen space included what appears to be a bakery room (8 x 12) with tiled walls.  The kitchen space was large and empty with what appeared to be insufficient sink and counter space given the size of the facility.

West of the main ground entrance were toilets (one for girls with 7 toilets and three sinks and one for boys with four toilets and an unspecified number of urinals along with two sinks) and bath/shower room

The playrooms were designated as the Girls' ( a space roughly 30 x 30) and the Boy's (a much larger space 44 x 70)

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