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Elizabeth A. Bradley Children's Home

Dates:
Established - May 29, 1905
Closed -
Locations:
1st site - 214 Hulton Road (Oakmont)
2nd site - 522 Saxonburg Road (Dorseyville) (1975)
3rd site - 5180 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Also Known As:
Bradley Children's Home
Bradley Center (1972)
Bradley Center, Inc. (1991)
Founder:
Daughters of Elizabeth A. Bradley
Sponsoring Agency:
Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Women's Home Missionary Society
Provided care for destitute orphan and half orphan children.
Methodist Church Woman's Society of Christian Service took over control in 1940.
Conference United Methodist Women (1972)
Notes:
Mrs. Bradley's daughter's, Miss Bell Bradley, Mrs. P.D. Perchment, and Mrs. E.H. Utley proposed the establishment of the Home in 1903 - buying and furnishing the house.
Mr. Alexander Bradley was the husband and father of the above listed ladies.
Served abused, neglected, and dependent children.
Later cared for mentally disabled children.
Location of Records:
The Bradley Center
5180 Campbells Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Phone: 412-788-8219
Sources:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages;Youth Centers)
Directory of Institutions in Pennsylvania, 1916. rHV98 .P4 D575 1916 (Locked Case) p. 48
A Directory of the Social Resources of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 1943. rHV99 .P65 W48 1943
A Directory of Community Services in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 1947. 11th ed. rHV99 .P65 W48 11th ed. (Locked Case)
Where to Turn: The Directory of Health and Human Services for Allegheny County and the Surrounding Region. 25th ed. rHV99 .P65 W48 1994