Places: Eastview

The History of the Westchester County Almshouse in Eastview, New York

The History of the Westchester County Almshouse in Eastview, New York

Before The Eastview Complex…. Typically, responsibility for the care of indigents, the insane, orphans, and abandoned children were held by the individual towns of Westchester County. But in the early 1800s, several towns recognized the need for something better and found that by sharing resources, they may be able to care for more people and offer better services. 1815 – […]

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

In this arial photograph you can clearly see where the old Westchester County Almshouse Complex stood. In the overlaid picture, the two foremost buildings can be seen in the red circle. You can also see the Almshouse cemetery on the other side the old Putnam (Ole Put) railroad tracks before is was buried beneath the Saw Mill River Parkway. The […]