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Davenport Female Orphan Asylum, Bath

This institution, incorporated by an act of the Legislature passed April 15th, 1862, was founded by the late Ira Davenport, of Bath, who erected the principal edifice at a cost of $50,000, and left, by his will, $25,000 for an additional building. He also gave to the institution sixty acres of land, and endowed it with $125,000. His brother, Charles Davenport, subsequently contributed $10,000 for building purposes, and a further sum of $20,000, which has been added to the endowment.

The main edifice was completed in 1864, and the wing was finished the past year. The building is constructed of dressed stone, and is three stories in height. It is well arranged for the use to which it is applied, and will accommodate seventy-five inmates. The grounds are laid out and improved, and the place is attractive. The institution is located on the southerly bank of the Cohocton river, in a beautiful grove near the village of Bath.

The property, including the land, buildings and furniture is estimated to be worth $96,139. The institution has an invested fund of $160,860, and a cash balance of $6,111.24. The receipts for the past year were $33,137.87, and the expenditures, $27,026.86. Included in the receipts and expenditures, were funds for investment and building purposes, the amount expended for support during the year, being $4,779.48.

In the reception of inmates, preference is given, first, to orphan and destitute girls of Steuben county; second, to those of Allegany county; and third, to other localities. The whole number admitted to the institution since its opening is fifty, the number supported for the past year was forty-two; and forty were remaining, October 1st.

The institution was visited June 29, 1868, and August 4th, 1869, and was in excellent condition. Its financial affairs are controlled by a board of trustees. A superintendent, with his wife as matron, is in immediate charge. The inmates are properly educated; and, unless removed by friends, are retained until eighteen years of age. The income of the institution largely exceeds its current expenditures.

*source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 58-59 *transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 6 July 2007. . Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission

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