The Old County Poor House


The Old County Poor House


Black and white image of a large, cross-gabled wooden house with two extensions. A number of people stand in the yard before the house, three men, four women, and two boys. The men stand along the left side of the house and wear dark suits and are bareheaded. An elderly woman sits on a chair in front of the leftmost man; she wears a light colored skirt and a dark jacket and her hair is up. The other three women stand in a group with the boys in the right of the image. They wear dark blouses with full sleeves tucked into full skirts. Two have lace at the front neck, and all wear their hair up, one in a pompadour style. the two boys wear pants and jackets, buttoned up. The ground appears bare, and the two trees in front of the building have only a few leaves. The building is two-storied, with double-hung windows spaced along each section. The front door opens out onto a covered porch beneath the central cross gable. Two doors, each with an accompanying window, open out onto a recessed porch on the leftmost side of the building. A bicycle leans up against one of the two trees in front of the building.
[Front] [white pencil] The Old County Home. County Poor Old [inserted above] Farm (before it was burned.) [Back] [pencil] Hendricks House. Donor - Wilma Roy Hall, Nov. 2, 1969

Date Created

circa 1900s


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