Baltimore County Almshouse

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Baltimore County Almshouse
Opened 1872
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Cockeysville, MD
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History[edit]

The Almshouse, constructed in 1872, was once home to the poor, indigent, mentally ill, and occasionally used as a hostel by travelers passing by. Sections of the Almshouse burned twice – in both the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries – and were only partially rebuilt. The Almshouse was also previously used as a Civil Defense fall-out shelter in the midst of the Cold War, and retains its deposit of emergency paraphernalia. Currently it is home to the county historical society.