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Clearview Old County Home

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1903–1905. East of Sligo on Bald Eagle St. (PA 68)

This painted brick complex on a hillside overlooking the borough is noteworthy for its size and age. County homes for the poor that still exist on their original site and with architectural integrity, as here, are rare. The long two-story wings flank a central farmhouse that was built earlier for G. V. Curll. The wings have round-arched windows on the second story and intersecting gable roofs. The county home was part of a self-supporting farm worked by the residents in the early twentieth century, and many outbuildings remain. It is privately owned and being restored for use as a community center.

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Lu Donnelly et al.
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Lu Donnelly et al., "Clearview Old County Home", [Sligo, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-CL18.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 458-458.

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