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Industrial Home for Crippled Children

Established - 1902
Closed - ?
1st site - Margaretta and Beatty Streets (old William Thaw estate)
2nd site - 1426 Denniston Avenue (Squirrel Hill) (1907)
Also Known As:
Memorial Home for Crippled Children (1902)
Home for Crippled Children (1958)
Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh (1981)
The Children's Institute
Mary Irwin Laughlin Houghton (Mrs. Frederick O.)
Sponsoring Agency:
Founded in memory of Mrs. Houghton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin B. Laughlin.
Moved to the Denniston site and changed name to Industrial Home for Crippled Children in 1907.
Some of the children attended the Colfax School.
Location of Records:
The Children's Institute, 1405 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1350; 412-420-2400.
PA Department Vertical Files (Hospitals)
Directory of Institutions in Pennsylvania, 1916 **(r361 P3993)**
1933 Directory of Social Agencies
1943 Directory of Social Resources
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare Services
Annual Report (1951) of the Industrial Home for Crippled Children