David Thompson, a wealthy #Detroit businessman, died in the early 1870s, leaving his estate to his wife Mary with instructions to establish a charitable institution. In 1874, Mary Thompson allocated $10,000 to build a home for aged women. However, construction did not start until nearly ten years later when land was purchased and Mary commissioned the firm Mason & Rice to design the home.
Mason designed a four-story home with private rooms for forty women. For a number of years, the Thompson Home was a prestigious retirement home for wealthy widows. Living quarters for the staff were added in the 1950s. However, the number of residents declined in the 1960s & '70s, and the home closed in 1977. Wayne State University bought the building and remodeled it. In 1980 WSU's School of Social Work was installed in the building. In 2015, the School of Social Work relocated. The building was then converted into housing for students from the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, reopening in Fall of 2017 after an extensive renovation.
For anyone who has decided to keep it Held in Place this weekend at the last minute here is the online ticketing link! If you are free come check us out at the Thompson House. Select Held in Place so it gets counted toward our ticket goals! https://superior-booking.ticketleap.com/frozen-fest-cincy/?fbclid=IwAR03nKa65JS2TGlMhnh_JchB_JWy1RcW8ATKO7kdfXTLh6tG5eKq1kS9qMg. #heldinplace#frozenfest2019#thompsonhouse#localmusic#newportky