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Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906
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Home for Homeless Girls, New York
This institution, a refuge for young women and girls who
tempted from the paths of virtue, and who may be desirous of
reformation, was established by an association of benevolent
persons in 1865. It was at first opened in West Houston
street, but was moved in May last to its present location,
number eighty-six Fourth street, near Washington square.
The building, held under lease, is a commodious and well
edifice, formerly a private residence. It is in good repair,
and will accommodate fifty inmates.
The financial affairs of the institution are controlled
by a board of
gentlemen managers, and its internal and domestic concerns
are directed by a committee of ladies. The property,
acquired mainly form private donations, is valued at $4,500.
The receipts for the past year were $7,285.80, and the
The whole number of inmates received in the institution
opening is three hundred and seventy-one. The number
supported for the past year was one hundred and fifteen. Of
these, eight were dismissed for misconduct; two were sent to
hospital; four were transferred to other institutions;
twenty-one were restored to friends; twenty-six were
provided with situations; twenty-nine left of their own
accord, and twenty-five were remaining, October 1st. The
managers state that sixty per cent of the inmates, for the
year, were fully reclaimed.
The home is under the charge of a superintendent, with
his wife as
matron. The inspection was made December 22d, and its
results were highly satisfactory.
* source: Board of State
Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York,
1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 64-65 *transcribed
& submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 11 July 2007.
Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission