Virginia Home for Incurables, W. Broad and Robinson streets, Richmond, Virginia

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Valentine_VirginiaHome for Incurables_cook593 rsz.jpg

Title

Virginia Home for Incurables, W. Broad and Robinson streets, Richmond, Virginia

Description

In 1894, Mary Tinsley Greenhow, who as a teenager was paralyzed during a horse riding accident, founded the Virginia Home for Incurables. Disabled Richmonders needing life-long care lived at the home near Capitol Square.

In 1898, the home moved to W. Broad and Robinson streets, across from the future site of the Science Museum of Virginia. It moved to its present location on Hampton Street in Byrd Park in 1930. The name shortened to The Virginia Home in 1963.

Today, Virginia residents at least 18 years of age with an irreversible physical disability can apply for residence.  The Virginia Home provides nursing and medical care, therapy, counseling services, job and recreational opportunities to its residents.

Creator

Cook, Huestis P. (likely photographer)

Source

Cook Collection, The Valentine,

Date

c. 1900

Contributor

The Valentine

Rights

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Notes

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Labor, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Collection

Citation

Cook, Huestis P. (likely photographer), “Virginia Home for Incurables, W. Broad and Robinson streets, Richmond, Virginia,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 12, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/243.