Excerpt from the book on the Newark HofGS:
The year 1903 saw such increase in work as compelled a new laundry. It was provided for by adding two stories to the wing not long before erected. This gave a large washroom,and well ventilated ironing room, equipped with several new machines, thus considerably lightening labor. The machines are heated by gas and run by steam. A new sewingroom, wonderfully equipped with machines of the latest make, and two dormitories for the penitents were also provided. A gas range,and two boilers for tea and coffee in the kitchen eased the work of preparing meals for the ever growing family.