On the Edge of Town
Almshouses of Western New YorkBook - 2011
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., 
Edition: Revised edition.
Branch Call Number: 974.79 B421
Characteristics: 86 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Almshouses of western New York