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ALLEGHENY CITY HOME / MAYVIEW STATE HOSPITAL
- Established - April 9,1844
- Closed - ?
- 1st site - Girty's Run, Shaler Twp. / 166 acres
- 2nd site - Claremont, O'Hara Twp. / on the north bank of the Allegheny River (1871)
- Also Known As:
- Allegheny City Poor House
- Allegheny City Farm
- Sponsoring Agency:
- Institution for indigent adults and children who resided in Allegheny City. A small minority were considered insane. First site opened in 1845.
- Second site at Claremont began occupancy in July, 1873.
- Cemetery destroyed during the construction of Route 28 (see O'Hara Twp. on the 1906 County plat map).
- Probably merged with Mayview sometime after Pittsburgh annexed Allegheny City in 1907.
- Appears in the 1908 list of philanthropic agencies in Pittsburgh, but not in the 1913.
- Location of Records:
- Pennsylvania State Archives, Record Group 23 - Dept. of
Public Welfare, Mayview State Hospital (Case Book of Allegheny City Farm, 1884-1887)
- City of Allegheny Death Index and Records, 1876-1907 / On microfiche in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department
- Lists and Indexes to the Legal Court, and Municipal Records of Allegheny County, PA ("Births and Deaths in the Allegheny City Home, 1871-1904"), vol. I, pp. 100-108 rqF157 .A4 L5 1982
- Pittsburgh Photographic Library (Institutions - 1)
- History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (1889), Vol. I, p. 703 rF157 .A4 H6 1998
- Parke, John E. Recollection of Seventy Years and Historical Gleanings of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Franklin Press : Boston, 1886. pp. 157-162. rF159 .P66 A4464 1886x
- Directory of the Philanthropic Agencies of the City of Pittsburgh, 1908. Kingsley House Association. rHV99 .P65 W48 1908