Remembering Oak Ridge
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1933_Sept 11_2.pdf
Letter from D. O. Lynch, Superintendent in Penetanguishene, to B. T. McGhie, Acting Deputy Minister of Hospitals, dated September 11, 1933. Concerns building alterations to protect against suicide risk among depressed patients.

1933_Sept 11.pdf
Letter from B. T. McGhie, Acting Deputy Minister of Hospitals, to D. O. Lynch, Superintendent in Penetanguishene, dated September 11, 1933. Concerns the risk of depression and suicide among new patients.

1933_Sept 6.pdf
Letter from B. T. McGhie, Acting Deputy Minister of Hospitals, to D. O. Lynch, Superintendent in Penetanguishene, dated September 6, 1933. Concerns the flaws in the new Criminal Insane building and the risk of suicide.

Oak Ridge aerial_pre 1950s.jpg
A close-up of an aerial photograph taken of the grounds of the Ontario Hospital, Penetanguishene between 1933 and 1956 showing the Criminal Insane building prior to the addition of two additional wings made in 1957.

Penetang aerial_pre1950s.jpg
Aerial photograph taken of the Penetanguishene hospital site between the construction of the first two wings of Oak Ridge but before the second two wings were built in 1957

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Series of two photographs of one of the guard towers that stood outside of the fence at Oak Ridge, taken during the demolition of the building. Demolition carried out by EllisDon.

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Photograph of the stone front gates to Oak Ridge during demolition of the building. The gates were built by an Oak Ridge patient and are the only remaining component of the building today.

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Series of three photographs taken during demolition of Oak Ridge showing the remaining 1 of 4 wings still standing. Demolition carried out by EllisDon.

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Series of two photographs taken during demolition of Oak Ridge featuring the piling of building components for recycling. Demolition carried out by EllisDon.

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Photograph taken during demolition of Oak Ridge, featuring the 1957 addition to the building. Demolition was carried out by EllisDon.
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