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Boys' Industrial Home of Western Pennsylvania

Dates:
Established - Janaury 29, 1901
Closed - 1972
Locations:
1st site - Euclid Avenue (Allegheny City)
2nd site - 320 Hastings Avenue (Oakdale)
Also Known As:
Founder:
Rev. J.W. Cleland (d. 1922)
Sponsoring Agency:
United Presbyterian Church
Notes:
Location in Oakdale was the former Oakdale Academy.
Farm land was added through the purchase of the Watters farm and the Oak Ridge farm.
Caring for homeless boys (8-16); providing them a home and education.
Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh, has annual reports: HV995 .O25 B69
Location of Records:
Unknown
Sources:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages ; Youth Centers)
1916 Directory of Institutions in Pennsylvania **(r361 P3993)**
1933 Directory of Social Agencies **(r361 D62)**
1937 Directory of Social Agencies **(r361 D62)**
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare Services **(r361 D62)**