City Home, Richmond, VA

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Title

City Home, Richmond, VA

Description

City Home, an almshouse located at 210 Hospital Street, Richmond, VA. Shown here circa 1960.

Richmond’s Committee for the Relief of the Poor managed white and black almshouses, a soup kitchen, a hospital and other health and social services. Construction of a new white almshouse on Hospital Street finished in 1860. During the Civil War, the building served as a Confederate hospital. Afterwards, it was briefly a home for the Virginia Military Institute and then resumed its original purpose.

By the early 20th century, this almshouse was called the City Home. In 1959, the City Home became the Richmond Nursing Home, which operated until 1972. Today, the complex has been repurposed as low income apartments for seniors.

Creator

Dulaney

Source

Date

c. 1960

Contributor

The Valentine

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Notes

Learn more: 
Committee on Relief of the Poor, Richmond VA, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Collection

Citation

Dulaney, “City Home, Richmond, VA,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 13, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/216.