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by Laurel | July 27th, 2009

Proposed New Building at Brightside

Proposed New Building at Brightside

July 27, 1900, page 8

Plans for a New Building, Which is Much Needed.

The Sisters of Providence have plans drawn for a new building to be erected at Brightside, in Holyoke, for the care of children under two years of age. At the present time there is no suitable institution of the kind in the Springfield diocese. The Sisters of Providence for the past four years have been admitting such as could find no other refuge, but the work has been difficult, because of the unsuitable accommodations which the Brightside institution affords for this class of children. The demand has been steadily increasing, and, yielding to the necessity of providing for the preservation of infant life, Bishop Beaven has not only permitted the erection of a building, but has given the work his hearty encouragement. Work has been already begun, and the sisters hope to have the nursery ready before cold weather. The building will be of frame construction, 75 by 50 feet, and will be capable of providing for 50 infants. It will be constructed upon the best and most modern scientific principles, and everything that is necessary to make the new institution complete in all its details has been provided. The sisters have not the means to erect this building from their present resources, but the are very confident that the institution will appeal to the sympathy of all classes, and that the means to erect and furnish the building will be placed within their reach by the donations of charitable persons, who will see the great good to be done by protecting and preserving the life of the helpless and destitute children whom it will shelter. The building was designed by Architect John W. Donohue of this city, who is associated with F. R. Richmond.

From the Springfield Republican.

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