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Left: Protestant Orphans Home, which was built in 1877 and stood on the east side of Ontario Street, a few doors south of Welland Avenue. — Edwin Poole, 1904; Special Collections Room, St. Catharines Public Library. Right: Protestant Orphans Home, which was built in 1877 and stood on the east side of Ontario Street, a few doors south of Welland Avenue. — Edwin Poole, 1904; Special Collections Room, St. Catharines Public Library

Yesterday and Today: Orphans home to town homes

Our old photograph this week shows the Protestant Orphans Home, which stood on the east side of Ontario Street, a few doors south of Welland Avenue. It was constructed in 1877 by prolific St. Catharines builder Samuel Dolson according to plans drawn up by local architect William B. Allan.