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York County Almshouse, 1878–Part Three

Here is the last, and most disturbing, part of the lengthy article from the March 12, 1878 York Gazette article on recent improvements to the York County Almshouse. These links will take you to the first and second installments. Again, … Continue reading

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More on the York County Almshouse 1878 improvements

The first buildings at the York County Almshouse were erected in 1805 at a cost of $4,761. According to Gibson’s 1886 History of York County, Pennsylvania the “poor of all the townships of the county moved thither in April 1806.” … Continue reading

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York County’s large Alms House was built around 1805

Pleasant Acres, the York County Nursing and Rehab Center, is well respected in its field. It evolved from the York County Almshouse, but it is, thankfully, far removed from that institution today. The Almshouse, built around 1805 and located at … Continue reading

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York County Commissioners Paid $324 a Year

1830 William Wagner watercolor of the York County Almshouse. Most of you probably cringe along with me when you see some of the figures we spend as a county today. I’m sure the reaction was the same in 1838 when … Continue reading

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