On October 3, 1948 Jennings Hall was rebuilt and re-dedicated on the original foundation after the tragic 1946 fire. It is interesting that the brick layer pictured in the laying of the cornerstone in our history display worked for the Krill Company, the same company that built our 1995 building. He was also present at the laying of the cornerstone of the 1995 building. The 1948 Jennings was built with brick from the old cathedral which had been torn down in 1946 and replaced with the sandstone building which now stands at the corner of E. 9th and Superior. The brick was whitewashed against the advice of charter Board member, George Goudreau, Sr. Three years later the building was sandblasted to remove the whitewash which was found to retain moisture leading to the brick beginning to deteriorate. Mr. Goudreau was correct in his advice as he almost always was!
One of the bricks from the 1948 building is on display in the Loreto Family Room. Stop by and take a look at it. Have a great day, as we remember to say a prayer for all of our benefactors and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit.
Recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for top talent Northeast Ohio – Jennings Center for Older Adults is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work! This year’s NorthCoast 99 winners were honored at a recognition dinner September 19th at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake. This is the 7th time the organization has received the award.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners for leading by example,” said ERC President, Pat Perry. “NorthCoast 99 organizations have re-defined the Northeast Ohio workplace in good and tough times. They have crafted a strategy and put initiatives in place designed to compete locally, nationally and globally through top performer attraction and retention. This strategy is smart and in the long run will pay incredible dividends.”
Since 1999, hundreds of organizations have been nominated and applied for the NorthCoast 99 award, and the program has recognized nearly 400 organizations for their ability to maintain great workplaces that support the attraction, retention, and motivation of Top Performers. The program was developed and is presented by ERC.
ERC is one of Ohio’s leading organization’s dedicated to HR, workplace programs and practices, training, health insurance and consulting.