Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children.

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Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00802
Title: Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children.
Historic Street Address: 111 Elwyn Road
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

http://www.elwyn.org/about/history/


Notes:

Depicts the front view of architect Samauel Sloan's italianate building constructed between 1857 and 1861 for the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children. Founded in 1852 by Dr. Alfred Elwyn, a Pennsylvania physician. the institution quickly outgrew its original location  in Germantown, and this larger facility was built on a 60-acre site in Delaware County. In 1966 it became known as the Elwyn Institute, then later "Elwyn".


Creator Name: Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, 1843-1929 - Compiler