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Hellmuth Ladies' College, London, Ontario


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white print of Hellmuth Ladies' College. Several women are socializing on the front lawn. Some are playing croquet.
Notes:
Hellmuth Ladies' College was located on Richmond Street North, just south of Windermere Road on the hill overlooking the Thames River. Founded by the Rt. Rev. Isaac Hellmuth, it opened Sept. 23, 1869. The building was purchased in 1899 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It was blessed and opened on April 29, 1900. Initially used as a motherhouse and an orphanage and later in the 1950s as a boarding school for girls. Although the building was demolished in 1976, Mount St. Joseph Academy for girls continued until 1985.
There is a handwritten inscription on the back of the photograph that suggests that the Hellmuth Ladies College eventually became the Mt. Hope Orphanage but city directories and a short history published by the Sisters of St. Joseph, called Mount St. Joseph suggest that the building was always known as Mount St. Joseph, even as its purpose changed. Perhaps it was commonly referred to as Mt. Hope after the Mt. Hope Orphanage moved to the site. The date suggested by the inscription also looks to be wrong considering that the Hellmuth Ladies' College was purchased in 1899 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. PG B2
Inscriptions:
[Bishop Hellmuth's Ladies College, now Mt. Hope - about 1905.]
Date of Original:
ca. 1895
Dimensions:
Width: 19.7 cm
Height: 24.9 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 18.8cm
Image Height: 23.8cm
Local identifier:
32104033409915
Collection:
Cairncross Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.015677585864 Longitude: -81.2691307067871
Creative Commons licence:
by [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG B2
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Hellmuth Ladies' College, London, Ontario


A black and white print of Hellmuth Ladies' College. Several women are socializing on the front lawn. Some are playing croquet.