Location: Guilford Ave. and 21st St, Baltimore, MD
- Dates: 1894
Notes: HOME OF THE INCURABLES, is situated on Twenty-first street and Guilford avenue, in Baltimore city. It was opened in 1884. The building was erected at a cost of $73,000, and has fifty-one rooms. At present the beneficiaries are all females; but the Board of Directors hope with increased resources they will be enabled to erect an additional building for men and children suffering from incurable diseases. The institution is mainly supported by voluntary contributions. It is non-sectarian in character, the only condition for entrance (as far as its limited capacity will allow) being, as its name indicates, “incurable” disease. The State of Maryland in the session of 1892 appropriated the sum of $2,000 per annum. The necessities of an institution of this character for incurable diseases are daily increasing, and it is to be hoped that the capacity of this home may be increased, so as to be able to furnish additional provision for the unfortunate of the State.
Source: Message of Frank Brown, Governor of Maryland, to the General Assembly at its Regular Session, January, 1894 Baltimore: Wm. J.C. Dullany Company: 74
- Dates: 1901
Notes: (Incorp. 1883), 21st St. and Guilford Ave. Object.–To afford an asylum for white women afflicted with any incurable disease, except mental derangement, contagious diseases, epilepsy, or cancer. Admission.–Only on a doctor’s certificate. Apply at the Home. Except in extreme cases, an entrance fee of $250 and an outfit are required; except for admission fee, absolutely free during life. A limited number of pay patients received. Income.– (1900) State, $2500; board of pay patients, $287; subscriptions and donations, $1049; concert and fair, $767; other sources $2742; total, $7345. Management.–Lady managers chosen by the board of directors, a body of twelve members elected annually by the members of the corporation, which includes those contributing $5 or more annually, and life members — those who have given $50 or more in one payment. Inmates.– (1901) 32, capacity 32.
Source: Charity Organization Society, Directory of the Charitable and Beneficent Organizations of Baltimore together with Legal Suggestions, Etc. Baltimore: : 49