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 Main floor

Left to right - Dorms, cells for the staff, restrooms, storage, classrooms in the center, cells, restrooms, storage, and more dormitory space.

The dormitory was the larger 44 x 70 size, with thirteen windows, the corridor was to the south side of the building. From the dormitory there was access to "wash room" with 16 sinks and 3 toilets, a linen closet ringed with shelves and some in the center.

Heading the hall, there was a branch off to the quarters of the sisters in residence. This included three cells with closets, a restroom with bath, toilet and sink, and a small linen closet. This space measured roughly 30 x 30.

Continuing west along the corridor would be the main entrance into the educational space. Here there were three classrooms one sewing room, and one parlor.

At the west end of the building and the other dormitory was a duplication of the east end.

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