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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


 

1910 postcard of the Allegheny County Home in Woodville

ALLEGHENY CITY POORHOUSE -- Location

from an 1872 map of the Millvale Burrough of Pittsburgh


LOCAL NOTES:
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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

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RECORDS:

From Almshouse To Asylum: Orphans In Allegheny County   A Pathfinder
(This is a wonderful website which tells the history of the care of poor or orphaned children in Pennsylvania. It traces the change in practice from placing children in almshouses through the establishment of orphanages. There are good links to sites which may help readers find more information about orphan recordsPHL )
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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in ALLEGHENY county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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