"Both Ornamental and Useful": The Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital
Center for Historic Architecture and Design, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
The documentation of the Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital was funded by a gift from the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation to the Delaware Valley Threatened Buildings Survey at the University of Delaware. The research and documentation was conducted by a team from the Center for Historic Architecture and Engineering, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware. Fieldwork, measured drawings, and architectural analysis were completed during the summer of 1989 by Dr. Bernard L. Herman, Nancy Zeigler, and Gabrielle Lanier. Large-format photographs for the Historic American Buildings Survey documentation were taken by Dr. David L. Ames. Research into the daily activities, conditions of life, and general policies of the almshouse was conducted by Nancy Zeigler and Monique Bourque in the fall of 1989. We are grateful to Dr. David Wiley, Dr. William Atlee, and the members of the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation for their support, encouragement, and participation in the documentation of the Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital. We hope this report will lead to the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of this historically and architecturally significant structure.
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