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Five Points House of Industry, New York

This institution was established in 1851, by the Rev Lewis M Pease, who for nearly three years conducted its affairs without public aid, in what was then the most depraved and wretched portion of the city. It was incorporated under the general law, March 3d, 1854, since which it has been under the management of a board of trustees, with a superintendent in charge. Its location is number one hundred and fifty-five Worth street.

The building was erected in 1854. It is constructed of brick, and is six stories in height. An additional edifice, four stories in height, is now being built, and will be completed at an early day. The buildings are plain and substantial, and when finished will accommodate four hundred inmates.

The objects and purposes of the institution are as follows:
  • 1st. To assist temporarily the destitute of all classes by providing for them employment, protection and instruction, according to their necessities.
  • 2d. To furnish entire or partial support for children and others, neglected or abandoned, or incapable of sustaining themselves.
  • 3d. To properly educate and religiously instruct those coming under its protection.
The institution, from its opening, has been mainly devoted to the care and support of orphan, destitute and truant children. Assistance however, is also extended to adult persons, many of whom are friendless women, but of those admitted to the house, a large proportion are children. These are properly instructed, and, as fast as practicable, they are sent to the country and placed in families.

The records show that over sixteen thousand persons have been admitted to the institution since its opening. The number supported for the past year was three hundred and sixty-three, the daily average was two hundred and fifty, and there were remaining, October 1st, two hundred and forty-five. Of these, two hundred and three were children, and forty-two women.

The institution, from its organization, has been supported chiefly by private donations, but recently it has received aid from public sources. Its property, real and personal, is valued to be worth $220,000. It has an invested und of $13,000, but is indebted upon the real estate of $50,000. The receipts for the past year, including $31,037.01 from donations, were $55,262.90, and the expenditures $58,453.72.

The inspection was made October 21st, 1868, and October 25th, 1869, assisted by Commissioner Dwight. At the latter date there were present two hundred and forty-seven inmates. Of these, two hundred and four were children, and forty-three women. The institution was in excellent condition. Its officers are active in the discharge of their duties, and its affairs appear to be judiciously managed.

* source: *Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 60-61 *transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 16 July 2007.

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