"The City Alms-House
The Newest of Our Public Buildings
A Picturesque Structure on a Noble Site:
Its Details, Excellences, and Faults.

Submitted by:  Roberta (Schott) Cyr   RobCyr1947@wmconnect.com
Published in the Springfield Daily Republican, August 21, 1873, pages 5 & 6.

"This is all about the Almshouse on 1400 State St. Springfield, MA. when it was first built. Large Hospital, Poor House and Farm. Included the Potter's Field Burying Grounds. Later called Almshouse Burying Grounds, then Bay Path Cemetery. The Cemetery is now located in Blunt Park, which was not there when this land was owned by the City Home Hospital at that time."
     Roberta Cyr
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