Over its long
history, the House of Industry at different times offered
services to seniors, homeless people, unemployed people, orphaned
children, recent immigrants, and the families of servicemen.
As the government began taking more responsibility for social
services, it phased many of these programs out, and in 1947,
under the name Laughlen Lodge, it became exclusively a residence
This fonds reflects the organizationís activities
and attitudes from its earliest days to the 1970s, and includes
annual reports, scrapbooks, home visitorsí reports, photographs,
building files, and other records. Fonds 1035.