You are here

Clearview Old County Home

-A A +A
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.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "Clearview Old County Home", [Sligo, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.