Wednesday, November 7, 2012
☞ REMEMBER: The Colored Orphan Asylum
Research shows that the new building was at 143rd Street and 10th Avenue which would have been Amsterdam. One will find at the top image an etching which was apparently the asylum in an early stage for a second wing was added to the main building based on the second photo. Today, the area consists mostly prewar buildings on the main avenue and the original country setting has long disappeared.
Further south, a very similar looking Hebrew Orphan Asylum once stood well into the early 20th century: LINK
Last but not least, Columbia Universtity also has a remnant of the Bloomingdale Insane Asylum since the campus was actually built on that estate's land: LINK