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Orphan Home School Building from Across the Lake in Ohio 1906
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St Luke's Home, for Indigent Christian Females, New York
This institution was founded in 1851, by an association
persons, and incorporated under the general law, January
12th, 1854. The building, number four hundred and
eighty-seven Hudson street, is thirty-six feet front by
forty feet deep, and three stories high, with an extension
eighteen by thirty-six feet. It is in good repair and well
furnished, and adapted to its present use.
The home is controlled by a board of managers, with a
board of female
associates, representing the various Protestant Episcopal
churches of the city. It has been supported chiefly by
private donations, yet has received occasional moderate
appropriations from the city treasury, but no State aid
until the past year. Its property is estimated at $17,000.
It has investments amounting to $22,000, a cash balance of
$7,052.19, and is out of debt. The receipts the past year,
including $4,675.05 private gifts, were $17,502.84; and the
expenditures were $10,450.65.
Indigent females, members of churches contributing to
the support of the
home, are received in the institution. They are admitted for
life, and none are removed except upon the request of
relatives or friends desirous of providing for their
support. The number received since its opening is
seventy-one, and the number supported the past year was
It is in the charge of a matron, and when visited was in
The house is plainly but comfortably furnished, the table is
well supplied, and proper medical attention is given to the
sick and the infirm. The institution appears to be well
managed, and fairly entitled to share in the pubic bounty.
source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities
of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers,
Albany, p. 115-116 * transcribed & submitted by Linda
Conpenelis Schmidt, 13 July 2007.
Published on Olive Tree Genealogy with permission