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PENNSYLVANIA POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Postcard of Westmoreland County Home, near Greensburg, Pa.

Postcard of County Home, Greensburg, PA.

LOCAL NOTES:

End-of-Year  Teacher's Card   from County Home School   1911-1912 

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PERSONAL NOTES FROM READERS:

"My father, Edward Semanek, was the home’s administrator from about March 1956 until March 31, 1969.  Our family occupied an apartment in the main building.  I was twelve years old when my father became administrator and lived there until entering college.  I have a number of 1968 black and white photos of the exterior and grounds of the “Westmoreland County Home” (a.k.a. “Westmoreland County Institution District”) in Greensburg , PA. "  
     Jim Semanek jsemanek@comcast.net

We have posted Jim's photos here.  PHL

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in WESTMORELAND 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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