Bayview Lodge (formerly Camp Hospital)

Early photo of the Camp Hospital (later Bayview Lodge)Camp Hospital in 1964Although the building which became know as Pow Wow Lodge had been intended as a camp hospital in when built in 1948, a new building was constructed in 1949 with funds donated by the Scottish Rite Masons of Toronto and the J. P. Bickell Foundation. It was located at the “main end” just west of Kennabi Lodge.

Hospital equipment was donated by the J.F. Hartz Company. [Originally founded in 1897 by Johannes Frederick Hartz (born 1864), a German immigrant, as a medical supply company specializing in imported German medical instruments, doctors’ supplies and pharmaceuticals.]

Bayview Lodge 2008

In 1956 the building was extended at the northwest end and eventually consisted of an examination room, and isolation room, a ward and a bedroom for the camp nurse, totalling 640 sq ft.

By 1985 a new Health Centre had been built farther west (north of the Beaver Campsite). The old camp hospital was converted into a residence and renamed Bayview Lodge. For many years it was used by Barb (75-87,92-99) and Ab Morrow (75-87,92-99).

In 2011 it was essentially gutted and refurbished with new windows, doors and interior walls.

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