Home for Indigent Widows and Single Women, Philadelphia

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Home for Indigent Widows and Single Women, Philadelphia

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Item No: pdcc00830
Title: Home for Indigent Widows and Single Women, Philadelphia
Historic Street Address: 3609-3635 Chestnut Street
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

http://www.ralstoncenter.org/about-us/our-history.html


Notes:

Shows the Indigent Widows and Single Women's Society building and grounds fronting Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia. The Ralston House, as the building became known, was founded in 1817 to provide a refuge for needy women. The present building was built in 1889 with additions in 1980. The building was closed as a residence in the 1980s and the organization became known as the Ralston Center and houses their administrative offices and is used for activities and office space by different organizations including the University of Pennsylvania Health System.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.954906
Geocode Longitude:-75.195045

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.9
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler