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Girls Industrial School Geneva



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Sailors' and Soldiers' Home, Grand island

the age of eighteen years. The present buildings were erected in 1891, at a cost of about $30,000.00. They are ample for the accommodation of one hundred inmates. The institution is not a house of retention, but a school and home for incorrigible girls, where they receive intellectual, industrial and moral training. In the industrial department the girls learn how to do cooking, dressmaking and general housework. About four hundred and fifty girls have already been trained at this school. The cost of maintaining the school is about $10,000.00 per year.

Asylum for Incurable Insane.

     This institution was established at Hastings on the first of August in the year of 1889. At first the hospital was capable of accommodating one hundred and fifty patients. In 1893, the asylum was enlarged to such an extent that three hundred and ninety people might be cared for. Such improvements were frequently made and now the building will hold one thousand inmates. The estimated cost of the institution as a whole is $1,250,000.00. The arrangements are modern and the grounds large and well cared for.

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