Item No: pdcc00802
Title: Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children.
Historic Street Address:
111 Elwyn Road
Print and Picture Collection
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".
Sloan, Samuel, 1815-1884 - Architect
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler