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Definition of the noun Almshouse

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noun - plural: almshouses

  1. A building of residence for the poor, sick or elderly of a parish. Originally founded by the Church. Usually a charity relying on donations for funding.


  1. The Almshouse is an historic almshouse located at 45 Matignon Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is now the site of the International School of Boston's main campus.
  2. The Almshouse is a historic almshouse at 136 Elm Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts, and one of the few surviving structures of the type in the Greater Boston area. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built in 1852 with minimal Greek Revival styling, principally the sidelights around the front door. A hood that shelters the entrance is a later addition, and the building has been further extended in the 20th century.
  3. Almshouse a.k.a. The Rockland Almshouse is a historic almshouse at 198 Spring Street in Rockland, Massachusetts. The large 2-1/2 story L-shaped building was built in 1876, and served as a communal poor house until 1979. It is a rare well-preserved example of a 19th-century almshouse.


Almshouse: Almshouses are charitable housing provided to enable people to live in a particular community. They are often targeted at the poor of a locality, at those from certain forms of previous employment, or their widows, and are generally maintained by a charity or the trustees of a bequest.

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Google previewDocuments of the Senate of the State of New York (1913)

by New York (State). Legislature. Senate

The child-caring institution is a school; the almshouse is a hospital. In the case of children, they are being trained until such time as they pass to other care, or become self-supporting. But the aged have ceased to be self-sustaining, and must ...

Google previewGrounding Security (2013)

Family, Insurance and the State by Professor Carol Weisbrod

Here, the almshouse is a creature of the municipality and can represent the state. We might be interested in the details of the Dutch welfare system, public and private. The guilds are said to have been involved in assistance to the poor and we ...

Google previewThe Warden (2014)

The Chronicles of Barsetshire by Anthony Trollope

Trollope's novel about the Jupiter's campaign against the management of an almshouse is a microcosmic version of the violent disagreement about the power of the press by which Britain was gripped in the mid1850s. When Sebastopol fell, in ...

Google previewPublic Documents of the State of Connecticut (1918)

The almshouse is a large wooden structure with quarters for the poor in an ell at the rear of the main building. It is provided with gas lights and a bathroomi. The house presented an appearance of comfort, and the inmates gave evidence of ...

Google previewAnnual Report (1910)

by New York (State). Board of Social Welfare

The Columbia County Almshouse is a three-story brick building, with two detached buildings. One is a two-story hospital for men, in which an attendant, paid $48 a year, takes care of nineteen patients. The other is an additional dormitory for ...

Google previewThe Monthly Magazine (1827)

The almshouse is a very handsome and capacious building; and 66l. 18s. was, in 1821, paid to the poor then residing in it. Ilegally, perhaps, the property has already escheated, or certainly will do so, on the death of Mr. Isaac Amos.

Google previewThe Great western, Cheltenham and Great western, and Bristol and Exeter railway guides (1839)

by Great western railway

The Almshouse is an ancient building, formerly an hospital of the order of St. Augustin. The principal manufactures are silk, linen, haberdashery, and buttons. Pop. 4075. Inns, the Antelope and the King's Arms. Market-days, Tuesday, Thursday, ...

Google previewReports of the Commissioners Appointed in Pursuance of Acts of Parliament ... to Inquire Concerning Charities and Education of the Poor in England and Wales (1839)

Arranged in Counties, with Indexes by Great Britain. Commissioners to Inquire Concerning Charities and Education of the Poor in England and Wales

The almshouse is an ancient ...

Google previewThe Lancet London (1846)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

A workhouse is an asylum—an almshouse is an asylum,—the great public institutions at Greenwich and Chelsea are asylum. Without doubt, a portion of every large building for the reception of lunatics is an asylum. But the word “ ASYLUM,” ...

Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)

by Samuel Lewis

The oldest almshouse is that of Dr. Hall, founded 27 about the commencement of the last century. The present neat and convenient edifice, erected in 1761, contains apartments for thirteen men and twelve women, who receive each £5 a year; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

The first almshouse in what is now New York City was built in 1653 on Beaver Street in New Amsterdam; it was replaced under Dutch and English rule by structures on Broad and Wall streets called deacons' houses, which were privately ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

The almshouse as a charitable institution (see institutions) has undergone a great variety of transformations over the centuries,froma home forthepoorin preindustrialtimes, to a nineteenthcenturyworkhouse, to a contemporary homeless shelter.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Louisville (2015)

by John E. Kleber

HOME FOR THE AGED AND INFIRM (ALMSHOUSE) HONORABLE ORDER OF KENTUCKY COLONELS. cation of the academy at Garvin Place. The sisters continued the academy in a family house on Sixth St. until they obtained a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Social Reform (1897)

Including Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and Statistics by William Dwight Porter Bliss

ALMSHOUSE.—A house appropriated for the use of the poor who are supported by the public or by a revenue derived from private endowments—a poorhouse. In the United States almshouses and poorhouses are synonymous, meaning only ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1989)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis

ALMSHOUSE. ALMERY. Same as Amhry. ALMONRY. A plaee, sometimes a sepamte honse, where the alms of a great ahhey or of a eity or a mngnate were distrihated. (See Alms- honse, B.) ALMS BOX - CHEST. A hox or ehest affixed to the ...

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Small photo of MARSEILLE, FRANCE - MAY 4, 2013: The Puget's Chapel of the Vieille Charite, historic almshouse, that nowadays houses different museums and cultural centers, on May 4 in Marseille.Small photo of St Nicholas with Burton's Almshouse, King Street, Bristol Erected 1656Small photo of The Blowing House, St Helens Church, Abingdon Built in 1927 to house the pump for the organ, in a style to match Brick Alley AlmshouseSmall photo of Early 17th century Lantern, Long Alley Almshouse, St Helens, Abingdon; OxfordshireSmall photo of Long Alley Almshouse garden & St Helen's Church, Abingdon; Oxfordshire Built 1446Small photo of Tall Chimneys, Long Alley Almshouse, St Helens, Abingdon; Oxfordshire Built 1446Small photo of Scenic View Of Vieille Charite - Marseille France. Former almshouse, now functions as a museum and cultural centre located the old Panier quarter of Marseille. More...

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Almshouse Meaning

Video shows what almshouse means. A building of residence for the poor, sick or elderly of a parish. Originally founded by the Church. Usually a charity relying ...

Scrabble value of A1L1M3S1H4O1U1S1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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