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A Home for the Children
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This children's home was a joint venture between several local counties to place children that were abused or neglected by parents. It was completed in 1875 and operated until it was shut down by the county in 1973, with its children transferred to foster homes or group homes. At one point, the property spanned 153 acres and operated a farm that included a slaughterhouse. Prior to WWII, the home gained a bad reputation thanks to a headmaster that would viciously beat the children, reportedly causing several deaths. According to lore, the children hanged the headmaster from a pipe in the basement in 1944 and he and the children still haunt the property. From the 1970s through the 1990s, families with nowhere to stay lived in the building, which was owned by the operator of a greenhouse on the property. The main building burned in 2002 and was demolished but the rest of the structures remain abandoned.

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In shots #11-13 what type of ceiling is that?
Metal, plastic?
I see the mounting tracks... never saw that type before.

Just like Pennhurst it was probably lawyers that shut it down.
It probably was a very good home for some at one time just like Pennhurst.
You see lawyers don't like to see people doing productive things like running a farm for free.
Never mind it was working fine as was.
That crap starting in the 50's.
Just an educated guess...





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Love the look of the paint flaking off the door in #15




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< Reply # 3 on 11/18/2019 4:41 AM >
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In shots #11-13 what type of ceiling is that?
Metal, plastic?
I see the mounting tracks... never saw that type before.


I'm guessing tin.
We got them all over old midwestern buildings




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< Reply # 4 on 11/18/2019 4:49 AM >
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Nice pictures!




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Cool location. Looks like a fun place to explore.




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I'm guessing tin.
We got them all over old midwestern buildings


At first that's what I thought but it seems to be track mounted... perhaps plastic.




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I was thinking tin as well. One section of it was on the floor and was pretty rusty.




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Yeah tiled tin ceilings like that were pretty common around the turn of the 20th century.




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Thank you for the share, especially the history. Something about the look of your photos makes me wonder if it was one of those sites where you could sort of feel the years and stories of all the people who cane before you there. Not to get too “woo woo” or anything, some sites just do that to me more than others




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