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New York State Board of Charities Photographs and Floor Plans of Charitable Institutions

Held by the New York State Archives


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Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These disbound volumes contain photographs and lithographs of state charitable institutions such as asylums, hospitals, dispensaries and orphanages. Images are mostly of building exterior views, with occasional floor plans and interior views. Most are captioned with the name and location of the institution. These photographs may have been used in reports required by the State Legislature for the Board of Charities to provide recommendations for improvements to charitable institutions in 1867 and 1873.
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Quantity:
5 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1867-1903
Series Number:
A1993

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of five disbound volumes of photographs and lithographs of numerous state charitable institutions such as asylums, hospitals, dispensaries and orphanages. The volumes contain mostly building exterior views, with occasional floor plans and building interior views. Most are captioned with the name and location of the institution.

Views of an institution may appear in more than one volume. A few of the captioned views are dated 1892. One volume is dated 1867, but contains items dated as late as 1903.

The State Legislature required the Board of Charities to prepare reports providing recommendations for improvements to charitable institutions in 1867 and 1873. These photographs may have been used in preparing those reports.

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Microfilm: 1 reel; 35 mm.

Microfilm is available through interlibrary loan.

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Four volumes are indexed alphabetically by name of institution.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder Roll

Accretion: A1993-78
Asylum for Lying-in Women, New York City 1 1 1
Isaac T. Hopper Home, New York City 1 2 1
Presbyterian Home for Aged Women, New York City 1 3 1
St. Francis' Hospital, New York City 1 4 1
The German Hospital, New York City 1 5 1
The German Hospital, New York City 1 6 1
The German Hospital: Plan of 1st and 2nd Stories 1 7 1
The German Hospital: Plans of Surgical Pavilion, Laundry 1 8 1
The German Hospital: Plan of Basement 1 9 1
The German Hospital: Plan of Attic 1 10 1
The German Hospital: General Plan of the Grounds and Buildings 1 11 1
The German Hospital: Plans of Boiler Room, Coalvaults, Airduct 1 12 1
The Troy Hospital, Troy, N.Y. 1 13 1
Broome County Alms House, Binghamton, N.Y. 1 14 1
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, N.Y. 1 15 1
Oswego County Poorhouse, Mexico, N.Y. 1 16 1
Monroe County Poorhouse, Rochester, N.Y. 1 17 1
Building exterior 1 18 1
Building exterior 1 19 1
Interior floor plan, first floor 1 20 1
Interior floor plan, Ward 1st Floor, Ward 2nd Floor 1 21 1
St. Vincent Orphan Asylum, Utica, N.Y. Principal front 1 22 1
Orphans Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episocopal Church, New York City 1 23 1
Oswego Orphan Asylum, Oswego, N.Y. 1 24 1
Rochester Orphan Asylum, Rochester, N.Y. 1 25 1
Roosevelt Hospital, New York City 1 26 1
New York Orphan Asylum, New York City 1 27 1
St. Peter's Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Airing Courts) 1 28 1
St. Peter's Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1 29 1
New York State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, N.Y., Entrance 1 30 1
New York State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, N.Y., Rear View 1 31 1
New York State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, N.Y. 1 32 1
Souther Tier Orphan's Home, corner Fulton and Franklin Streets, Fifth Ward, Elmira, N.Y. 1 33 1
Five Points Mission, New York City 1 34 1
New York State Lunatic Asylum (Front). Utica, N.Y. 1 35 1
New York State Lunatic Asylum. End View with Greenhouse. Utica, N.Y. 1 36 1
St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. 1 37 1
The Charity Foundation of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Buffalo, N.Y. 1 38 1
List of Public Charities of the State of N.Y. Ground plans and views of buildings 2 1 1
Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City 2 2 1
Home for Incurables, Fordham, N.Y. 2 3 1
St. Joseph's Industrial Home for Children, New York City 2 4 1
The Sheltering Arms, New York City 2 5 1
St. Joseph's Orphan Asylum, Rochester, N.Y. 2 6 1
Demilt Dispensary, New York City 2 7 1
New York Ophthalmic Hospital, New York City 2 8 1
Roosevelt Hospital, New York City (Ward Views) 2 9 1
Roosevelt Hospital, New York City 2 10 1
The Foundling Asylum of the Sisters of Charity in the City of New York (Administrative and Ward Buildings) 2 11 1
New York Diet Kitchen for the Sick and Poor, New York City (Internal View) 2 12 1
New York Diet Kitchen for the Sick and Poor, New York City 2 13 1
St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City 2 14 1
Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, New York City (Primary Department for Boys) 2 15 1
Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, New York City 2 16 1
Five Points House of Industry, New York City 2 17 1
Hospital "For the Relief of the Ruptured and Crippled," New York City 2 18 1
Howard Mission, Interior View, New York City 2 19 1
Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers, New York City 2 20 1
"Wilson" Industrial School and Mission Building, New York City 2 21 1
Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn, N.Y. 2 22 1
Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane (General Plan) 2 23 1
Institution of Mercy, New York City 2 24 1
Typographical Map: Property of the Reformatory for Women belonging to the State of New York at Bedford Station, Westchester County 3 1 1
Photoengraving of Edward Wemple (2 copies) 3 2 1
Building exterior 3 3 1
Building exterior 3 4 1
Building exterior 3 5 1
1901 The Summary (Cover for inmate newsletter, Elmira Reformatory) 3 6 1
Building exterior 3 7 1
Building exterior 3 8 1
Building exterior 3 9 1
1903 Photograph print of Thomas M. Mulry 3 10 1
General Plan of the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane 4 1 1
Plans, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, N.Y. 4 2 1
Plan, New York State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, N.Y. 4 3 1
Suffolk County Poorhouse, Yaphank, N.Y. 4 4 1
House of the Good Shepherd, Utica, N.Y. 4 5 1
Mariners' Family Asylum, State Island, N.Y. 4 6 1
St. Mary's Hospital for Women, Brooklyn, N.Y. 4 7 1
Brigham Hall Private Insane Asylum, Canandaigua, N.Y. 4 8 1
The German Dispensary, New York City 4 9 1
New York Catholic Protectory, Westchester, N.Y. (Department for Boys) 4 10 1
Sailor's Home, New York City 4 11 1
House of Refuge, Randall's Island, New York City 4 12 1
Livingston County Poor House, Geneseo, N.Y. 4 13 1
St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum, Troy, N.Y. 4 14 1
New York Infant Asylum, New York City 4 15 1
New York Catholic Protectory, Westchester, N.Y. (Department for Girls) 4 16 1
Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane 4 17 1
House of the Good Shepherd, New York City 4 18 1
Home for Nervous Invalids, Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. 4 19 1
Chapin Home for the Aged and Infirm, New York City 4 20 1
Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children. Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. Versailles P.O., N.Y. 4 21 1
Orphan House and Home for the Friendless, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 4 22 1
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York City 4 23 1
Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews, New York City 4 24 1
New York State Inebriate Asylum, Binghamton, N.Y. 4 25 1
Willard Asylum for the Insane, Ovid, N.Y. 4 26 1
Oneida County Poorhouse, Rome, N.Y., Insane Department 4 27 1
Hebrew Orphan Asylum, New York City 4 28 1
St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, New York City 4 29 1
Westchester County Poorhouse, Tarrytown, N.Y. 4 30 1
Lewis County Poorhouse, Lowville, N.Y. 4 31 1
Cayuga Asylum for Destitute Children, Auburn, N.Y. 5 1 1
Willard Asylum for the Insane, Willard, Seneca Co., N.Y. Group of detached buildings for men 5 2 1
Newburgh City and Town Almshouse, Newburgh, N.Y. 5 3 1
Newburgh City and Town Almshouse, Newburgh, N.Y. 5 4 1
Oneida County Poorhouse, Rome, N.Y. 5 5 1
St. Elizabeth's Hopsital, Utica, N.Y. Ward floor plans 5 6 1
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, N.Y. Floor plan 5 7 1
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Utica, N.Y. 5 8 1
St. Lawrence County Poorhouse, Canton, N.Y. Yard View 5 9 1
St. Lawrence County Poorhouse, Canton, N.Y. 5 10 1
New York Catholic Protectory, Westchester, N.Y. (Department for Girls) 5 11 1
St. Joseph's Male Orphan Asylum, Buffalo, N.Y. 5 12 1
Monroe County Poorhouse, Rochester, N.Y. Floor plan 5 13 1
Monroe County Poorhouse, Rochester, N.Y. 5 14 1
New York Magdalen Asylum, New York City 5 15 1
Oswego County Poorhouse, Mexico, N.Y. 5 16 1
Isometrical View of Western House of Refuge for Juvenile Delinquents, Rochester, N.Y. 5 17 1
Utica Orphan Asylum, Utica, N.Y. 5 18 1
Albany Orphan Asylum, Albany, N.Y. 5 19 1
Buffalo Orphan Asylum, Buffalo, N.Y. 5 20 1
Erie County Alms House, Buffalo, N.Y. 5 21 1
Erie County Alms House, Buffalo, N.Y. Infirmary Department 5 22 1
Erie County Alms House, Buffalo, N.Y. Hospital Department 5 23 1
Chenango County Poorhouse, Preston, N.Y. 5 24 1
Roosevelt Hospital, New York City 5 25 1
Bloomingdale Asylum for the Insane, New York City 5 26 1
The Foundling Asylum of the Sisters of Charity in the City of New York (Administrative Building) 5 27 1
Franklin County Poorhouse, Malone, N.Y. 5 28 1
Society for the Protection of Destitute Roman Catholic Children (St. John's Protectory for Boys), Buffalo, N.Y. 5 29 1
Leake and Watts' Orphan House, New York City 5 30 1