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Definition of the noun Almshouse
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noun - plural: almshouses
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.
- also known as Almshouses
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— See the titles DocumENTARY EVIDENCE; JUDICIAL NoTICE; TIME ALMSHOUSE. — An almshouse is a house devoted to the reception and support of the poor; ...
The Institution Quarterly (1916)
The Marshall County almshouse is a cluster of small buildings, all very old. The main house, in which live the women...
Grounding 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 ...
The 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 ...
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, ...
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; ...
by Charles E. Orser Jnr
In the USA, New York City was unusual in founding both a large publicly supported almshouse in 1735 and a separate bridewell nearby in 1775. However , most towns founded only one institution for the poor in the nineteenth century, calling it ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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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