On the Edge of Town

On the Edge of Town

Almshouses of Western New York

Book - 2011
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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, cities and towns were bustling places in Western New York. Those who could not afford to care for themselves were sent to a building at the edge of town. Whether they were called almshouses, the poorhouses, or county homes, these facilities have a mixed legacy that is both inspiring and controversial. This book tells the story of the almshouses of Western New York.
Publisher: Williamsville, N.Y. : People Inc., [2011]
Edition: Revised edition.
ISBN: 9780984598328
0984598324
Branch Call Number: 974.79 B421
Characteristics: 86 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Almshouses of western New York

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