Hellmuth Ladies' College, London, Ontario

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A black and white print of Hellmuth Ladies' College, showing the well treed and landscaped grounds as seen from a distance. A tall picket fence runs across the front of the property. Situated to the left of the ornate entrance with separate gates for pedestrians and vehicles, is a gatehouse. Beyond the gate, the driveway leads up the hill to the college. In the foreground of the photograph a rough timber fence edges the west side of Richmond Street.
Hellmuth Ladies' College was located on Richmond Street North, just south of Windermere Road. Founded by the Rt. Rev. Isaac Hellmuth, it opened Sept.23, 1869. The buildings and grounds were purchased by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1899 and it was then known as Mount St Joseph. It was used as the order's motherhouse, an orphanage and later added a girl's boarding school. The main building was demolished in 1976.
The inscription on the back of the photograph suggests the site was later known as Mt. Hope. From a search of London city directories and the Sisters of St. Joseph's history called "Mount St. Joseph" this appears to be incorrect. However, it may have been commonly referred to as Mt. Hope after the orphanage moved there on closing its location further south on Richmond at College Street.
[Bishop Hellmuth's Ladies' College, now Mt. Hope.]
Date of Original:
ca. 1895
Width: 24.7 cm
Height: 19.6 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 23.8cm
Image Height: 18.3cm
Local identifier:
Cairncross Collection
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.015677585864 Longitude: -81.2691950798035
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Creative Commons licence:
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Recommended Citation:
Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library, London, Ontario, Canada
Reproduction Notes:
London Room Photograph Archives - PG B8
London Public Library
WWW address:
Agency street/mail address:
251 Dundas Street London, ON N6A 6H9
Hellmuth Ladies' College, London, Ontario
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