The Allegany County Poorhouse, Upstate NY. Established in 1831, it was home to the poor, insane, and physically/mentally handicapped adults and children. It burned to the ground in 1923 killing 8 people. In 1924 the poorhouse was rebuilt as a ‘fireproof’ structure. This was the building that we explored on our 2013 visit to Upstate NY.
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Music: The Cinematic Orchestra - "To Build a Home"