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Zoar Home for Mothers, Babies, and Convalescents

Established - 1912
Closed - about 1999
1st site - Wilkinsburg (Schmitz home)
2nd site - Swissvale (Sailor homestead)
3rd site - Edgewood and Delaware Avenues (Swissvale - McCook homestead)
4th site - 3724 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park, 15101
Also Known As:
Zoar Home for Mothers and Babies
Zoar Home
Rev. Ernest and Mrs. Clara Schmitz
Sponsoring Agency:
United Methodist Church Union
Location of Records:
Senator John Heinz History Center
Library and Archives Division
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Manuscript Collection: Zoar Home records, 1912-1970, includes minutes, patient files and pamphlets
Restrictions: Agents must present court order to access client adoption files. Please contact the Library and Archives staff before visiting.
PA Department Vertical Files (Unwed Mothers)
1933 Directory of Social Agencies
1943 Directory of Social Resources
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare