Administrative Report of the Directors of Depts. under the Civil Administrative Code Volume 3

Press: (March 6, 2012)
Author Name:ILLINOIS,


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1921 Excerpt: ...season and more intensive gardening.
We were able to cultivate 100 acres, and the cash market value is estimated at $18,000.
We had a number of cottage gardens,, cultivated by the patients, that we started during the war-period and have successfully continued.
This garden land is excellent and the overflow district should be reclaimed.
An opportunity to join with adjoining landowners in a drainage project is now offered, I understand.
If practical, this should be done, or a levee constructed to the east of the Northwestern tracks.
We have, ourselves, done some preliminary levee work and, perhaps, with the aid of the penal or reformatory institutions, coupled with our own labor and efforts, the State may be able to complete this reclamation work.
REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS Under this heading we will refer only to some of the more extensive improvements and repairs made.
A general shop was badly needed.
Our mechanical departments were scattered and some of them housed in poorly lighted and ventilated, unsanitary basements.
The shop we built is of cement block construction.
The blocks were made and practically all of the construction done by patient labor.
It is one-story, 100 feet long and 40 feet wide, with an 8-foot concrete unloading platform the entire length.
The building is sub-divided into shops for the mechanical force with a centra! stock room where supplies are issued on requisition.
Provision has been made for additions to house other departments, now separate, needing better and more commodious quarters.
The nurses home has been generally overhauled and painted two coats, both inside and out, and the old wooden steps and landings on the west side replaced with concrete.
The brick road pavement on the main street of the institution grounds was relaid...

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