The City Almshouse and infirmary, established in 1732, provided "shelter, support, and employment for the poor and indigent, a hospital for the sick, and an asylum for the idiotic, the insane, and the orphan." Successor institutions that have carried on its services have been Blockley Almshouse, Ph... Full description
|Collection Information:||Almshouse Records (#Am.3225)|
|Main Author:||Almshouse and House of Employment (Philadelphia, Pa.)|
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