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  • 2039 Termon Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Staff Quarters for the Home for Colored Children (now the Three Rivers Youth Center)

Brief History

Representing a new era in social welfare and an attempt to keep children out of adult poor houses, this institution was started in 1880 by the 37-member Women's Christian Association of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County to take in homeless black children. Originally called The Home for Orphans and Destitute Colored Children of Western Pennsylvania, the name was changed to the Termon Avenue Home for Children in 1951.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Former three-story structure is now a one-story modern building.