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1859 Asylums.institutions.Hospitals..etc
 Maureen Teachman

NY directory Carroll's New York, New York City Directory for 1859. New York: Carroll & Co., 1859. 1. Blackwells Island, which derives its name from that of the owner of it prior to becoming the property of the City of New York, is situated in the East River, and extends for more than a mile (from Fiftieth to Eighty-fourth street.) in the middle of that maritime thoroughfare. Upon the island the following institutions are located, under the superintendence of the ten governors. To visit any of which permits must be first obtained from Mr. Kellogg, Secretary of the Alms-House Department, at his office in the Rotunda, rear of City Hall. Route by Second or Third avenue railroad to Sixty-first street thence on foot to the river and thence by ferry to the island. By steamer, King Phillip, from foot of Grand street, F. R., daily, 12 M. Railroad fare, 5 cents. Ferriage free. A.Alms-House Almshouse hospital B. Work-House C. Penitentiary Penitentiary hospital D. Lunatic Asylum 117th and 10th av. E. Small-pox Hospital 2 Bloomingdale Insane Asylum - Bet 115th and 120th streets This institution is located a little south of Manhattanville. The grounds containing about forty acres of land, are beautifully laid out, and ornamented with shrubbery and flowers; and all is fitted up in a manner so as to render this a pleasant retreat for those unfortunate beings for whom the institution was designed. Reached by Manhattanville stages. Broadway, corner 32d street. 3 Colored Orphan Asylum - see new York Orphan Asylum (colored) 4 Colored Home - The Colored Home. The Colored Home is on First avenue, between sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth streets. It has forty-four lots of ground; on which substantial buildings are erected, sufficient for three hundred persons. The object of this institutionis to furnish moral and religious instruction, proper care for the indigent, sick and infirm, of the colored persons of the city. It is chiefly supported by annual subscriptions form benevolent individuals. It is managed by an assoication of ladies. It is well conducted, and is accomplishing great good to those who share its munificence. Open to visitors daily, Sundays excepted. Fare by Second and Third avenue railroad, 5 cents. 5 Deaf and Dumb Asylum (New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb) W. 162nd This Institution is situated on Washington Heights, about 10 miles from the City Hall, and commands a magnificent view of the Hudson river, while the building presents a very imposing appearance from the steamers as they pass. The grounds attached to the institution comprise an area of 37 acres, the cultivation of which will afford exercise and instruction for the pupils. To reach the Institution, proceed by Hudson River Railroad to Fort Washington, 10 miles; thence ten minutes' walk. Fare 20 cents. Or by Sixth Avenue Railroad cars or stages to junction of Broadway and Sixth Avenue at 32d street; then by Manhattanville stage. Fare through 3l ?(91) cents 6 Five Points House of Industry. 155, 157 and 159 Worth street The building is situated at numbers 155, 157 and 159 Worth street, a short distance north of the City Hall, and occupies fifty-four feet front, is seven stories high, and build in an economical and substantial manner at a cost of $36,000, including the land. The average number of inmates fed, clothed and lodged at the institution is about 150; of the number in the day schools, 240; and of those that received their noonday meal, 400. Daily religious services 6 A.M. and 6 P.M. Day school, from 9 to 12 A.M.. Session, 1 to 3 P.M. Sunday school, 91/2 A.M. and 2 P.M. Public services every Sabbath at 10 A.M. and 8 P.M. 7 Five Points Mission. corner of Cross and Little Water streets The Five Points Mission was commenced by the New York Ladies' Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church on the corner of Cross and Little Water streets, in May,1859. It now occupies a fine building, containing a chapel, school-rooms, bathing-rooms, and tenements for twenty families. It provides public religious services on the Sabbath, and has a Sabbath and day school numbering four hundred children, and employs two missionaries and seven teachers. The children are clothed by the mission, and fuel, food and clothing are distributed to the sick and destitute families of that vicinity. It has sent more than five hundred destitute children to good Christian homes. Hours for day school are from 9 to 12 A.M. and from 1 to 3 P.M. Sunday school 9 A.M. and 2 P.M. Preaching 10 A.M. and 3 and 7 P.M. 8 Home for the Friendless 32 E. 30th East Thirtieth street, between Fourth and Madison avenues. This useful and philanthropic institution was founded in 1824, by private munificence. It is under the care of the American Female Guardian Society. Its object is to afford a place and means of protection for destitute, respectable females without employment, friends or home, and within the age and circumstances of temptation: also for friendless children of both sexes, until they can be committed permanently to the guardianship of foster-parents or worthy families, who will train them to respectability and usefulness. This institution is located on East Thirtieth street, between Fourth and Madison avenues; and is open daily, Sundays excepted, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. 9 Home, or Female Department of Prison Ass, 191 10th av. 10 House of Refuge Randall's Island opposite 117th in East River. The House of Refuge is situated on the southern part of Randall's Island opposite This institution is designed to furnish a home for juvenile delinquents, where they will be free from the contaminating influence of the old and depraved offenders in our penitentiary, and where they can be taught useful trades and encouraged to habits of industry and self-reliance, and thus saved from a life of infamy and crime. A building well adapted to the purposes has been erected, in which are commodious school-rooms, a chapel, rooms for exercise, sleeping-rooms, &c. There are large play-grounds attached to the building. A thorough course of mental and religious instruction is pursued, and perfect order reigns throughout the establishment. The average number of boys is about two hundred and fifty, and of girls about seventy-five, who are here detained until their minds are imbued with correct principles, and good homes can be obtained for them by a committee of the institution. None are admitted over sixteen years of age. Route by Second and Third avenue railroads to One hundred-and-seventeenth-street; thence by rowboat to the island, free. Visitors are admitted each day, Sundays excepted. 11 House and School of Industry, 100 W. 16th 12 House of Protection, Houston cor. Mulberry 13 Institution for the Blind, 9th av. cor. 33d; block bet 8th and 9th and 83d and 84th New York Institution for the Blind - In this institution, pupils not only receive a good education, but also a thorough knowledge of some occupation by which they can subsequently support themselves. The grounds comprise the entire block bounded by the Eighth avenue on the east, Ninth avenue on the west, 84th street on the north, and 83d street on the south. The principal building, an imposing and substantial stone structure, 175 feet long, fronts the Ninth avenue. The sales-rooms and some of the work-shops front the Eighth avenue, while other work-shops are located immediately in the rear of the latter. The institution was founded in 1831, when it went into operation with three blind children who had lost their sight by ophthalmia in the Alms-House. It now numbers 180 pupils, and is daily increasing in usefulness, under the superintendence of S. Colden (?Golden) Cooper, Esq. Visitors are admitted on Tuesdays from 1 till 5 o'clock P.M. .Eighth avenue railroad cars, and stage lines pass the institution, within one block of it. 14 Jews' Asylum for Widows and Orphans, W 27th, bet. 7th and 8th. 15 Leake and Watts Orphan House was founded by a legacy of. John George Leake, who died in this city June 2, 1827; the name of Watts was added out of respect to John Watts, Esq, the executor of Mr. Leake, who withdrew, in favor of the institution, a claim which he held to a part of the estate. The house is situated between Ninth and tenth avenues on 111th and 112th streets, some seven miles from the City Hall. It contains a main building, and two wings, the whole presenting a front of 206 feet. It was open for the admission of orphans in 1842. There are about 26 acres of land connected with this institution. The whole is unencumbered, and has an income capable of supporting from 200 to 250 children. This institution like the New York Orphan Asylum, is admirably conducted, and open to visitors. By state or railroad to Broadway, corner of Thirty-second street, thence by Manhattanville stages. Fare through, 18 cents 16 Lying-in, for Destitute Females, 85 Marion 17 Magdalen Female Benevolent, bet. 88th and 89th W. of 11th av. 18 Marine Hospital and Quarantine Estab., Staten Island 19 New York Juvenile Asylum - Office 28 West 18th street; Asylum, 175th street, near High Bridge. The objects of this benevolent institution are to furnish a refuge, in the true sense of the word, for the children of our city whom misfortune, the vices or the crimes of parents, or orphanage, have made friendless and homeless, leaving them exposed to the debasing influences of bad associates, and the temptations to crime which abound in our midst. The Juvenile Asylum is not a prison like the House of Refuge. Reached by stages from Broadway, corner 32d street. 20 New York Orphan Asylum (colored), Colored Orphan Asylum Bloomingdale Road and 71st. BLOOMINGDALE. - A suburban village on Broadway, extending down to the banks of the Hudson. It is remarkable for the neatness of its grounds and dwellings; and, with its emerald lawns extending on either hand as far as the eye can reach, and sloping down to the quite waters, forms a pleasant picture to the eye, and delightful for the heart to dwell upon. The Orphan Asylum is situated here. It is six miles from the City Hall, and is reached by either Broadway stages or Sixth avenue cars to the corner of Broadway and Thirty second streets, thence by Bloomingdale stages. Fare through, 12 cents. 21 New York Orphan Asylum between 73d and 74th streets, from Bloomingdale road to the banks of the Hudson The New York Orphan Asylum. - This noble institution designed for the care and culture of the tender plants of misfortune riven from the parent stem by death, is delightfully situated on the brow of a gentle slope, on the banks of the Hudson, between Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth streets. The grounds cover an area of 15 acres, extending from the Bloomingdale road to the river. The building is of stone, in Gothic style, and is 120 feet in length and 50 in width. This institution is the offspring of the "Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children," which was organized in 1806 by several benevolent ladies, among whom were Mrs. Isabella Graham, Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton (the widow of General Alexander Hamilton), and Mrs. Joanna Bethune. It is supported by private bequests and annual subscriptions. These contributions are daily working out blessings of inestimable value. 22 Nursery for Poor Children, 110 St. Mark's pl. 23 Orphans' Home of the P.E. Church, 146 W. 39th. 24 Protestant Half-Orphan, 5 10th. 25 Respectable Aged Indigent Females, 139 E. 20th. 26 Roman Catholic One-half Orphan, 11th and 7th av. 27 Roman Catholic Orphan, Prince cor. Mott. 28 Sailors Snug Harbor, (S.I.) agency, 115 Wall. 29 Tombs or City Prison - Halls of Justice and City Prison - These cover the block of ground bounded by Centre, Leonard, Elm and Franklin street---fronting on Centre. The main building is the only one in the Egyptian order of architecture in the city. It is build of granite from the state of Maine, and is 258 by 200 feet. It is in the form of a hollow square. The court rooms are in front, and the prison called the Tombs, in the centre. The prison is 142 feet long by 44 feet wide, and contains 178 cells for prisoners. There is also a wing from the main building, used in part, as a female prison, under the superintendence of a matron. The other part is for domestic purposes. In all, the prison is capable of accommodating about three hundred prisoners. The police court is daily in session, in the north-east corner of the main building. Here also is stationed, at all times, a strong posse of police, ready for duty. It is open for visitors daily, from 10 o'clock A.M. to 8 P.M.. The friends of prisoners are allowed to visit them 30 Union Theological Institution 31 US Navy- Naval Asylum, 1858 32 Colleges, boarding schools Hospitals Bellevue Hospital, First av., and E. 27th Jews' Hospital, 28th, bet Seventh and Eighth avs. N.Y. Hospital 319 Broadway N.Y. Ophthalmic Hospital, 6 Stuyvesant, c. 9th and Third Ave Saint Luke's, Fifth av. bet 54 and 55th Saint Vincent's, 11th near Seventh av. Seamen's Fund and Retreat, Staten Island (Was this the same as Marine Hospital and Quarantine Estab., Staten Island ) Ward's Island, Ward's Island RETURN to PROFESSIONAL MAIN