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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)
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.
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.
Location of Records:
The Bradley Center, 561 Saxonburg Road, Dorseyville, PA 15238 ; 412-767-5460
Sources:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages)
1916 Directory of Institutions in Pennsylvania **(r361 P3993)**
1933 Directory of Social Agencies **(r361 D62)**
1943 Directory of Social Resources **(r361 D62)**
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare Services **(r361 D62)**