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almshouse

Brit History a privately supported house offering accommodation to the aged or needy

almshouse

1. A building in which charity was distributed to the poor; found in England and in some early American settlements and cities; also see poorhouse.
2. An almonry.
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Now we are told that to replace the railings around the alms house in Maryvale Road would be an insult to the memory of the people who dedicated them for the war effort and we should have a plaque instead.
Mr Hackett said: "The Rhodes Alms Houses in Soho Road, Handsworth (Lot 75) come under the hammer with a guide price of pounds 300,000 to pounds 350,000 which makes them a good investment proposition.
The Hosyer's Alms Houses in Castle Street, Ludlow were originally built in 1482 as part of the Hospital of St John the Evangelist, founded by John Hosier.
The disabled and elderly residents in the Widows Alms House on Nicholas Street complained of sleepless nights because of rowdy revellers.
AUGHTON: A charity garden party for St Joseph's Hospice is being held at the Alms House opposite St Michael's Church on Saturday, June 2.
He added: "The location of an alms house for the poor within the same structure as a quarantine facility for infectious diseases stresses the low value attached by Boston's city fathers to the lives of the indigent Irish immigrant.
Mary secretly spirits the dying infant across the canal to her wheelchair- dependent, wet-nurse sister Blossom (Neena Gupta), who lives in a downscale alms house.
See Guardians of the Poor, Committee on Bastardy, 1821-1825, Philadelphia City Archives; Guardians of the Poor, Alms House Hospital Register of Births, Lying-In Department, Philadelphia Alms House, 6 vols.
The exhibition contains historical artefacts from the Holy Jesus Hospital in Newcastle, which served as an alms house and soup kitchen to the poor and disadvantaged in the middle ages.
Instead, a 24-hour rank will be installed in Greyfriars Lane, running past the Fords Alms House up to Natwest in High Street.
What is frequently acknowledged as the first hospital in the United States, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, was itself derived from an institution called the Philadelphia Alms House, denoting its obvious charitable legacy.
Most recently, Dennis played a pivotal role in acquiring a $500,000 grant for the Alms House in Woodstock, a multifamily housing facility serving people in need of housing.