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Then and Now, 1.12.22

The trustees of the Heaton Hospital constructed a large nurses’ home across the street from the city’s hospital in 1925. The building had 55 bedrooms and common rooms. Eventually a nursing school operated there, enrolling 43 students by 1941. The picture above was taken when the building was newly completed and the ground was bare, providing a view of 105 College Street that is not visible today. Today (pictured below) the building is occupied by Washington County Mental Health Services.

Heaton Nurses Home today. Photo by Paul Carnahan.