onsdag, mars 30, 2011

This is the old poor house in Ulricehamn, Västergötland. It was in use between 1827-1912. Poor house, home where the poor and infirm persons formerly housed. Act of 1734 imposed on parishes to establish poor cottages. Poor houses were replaced in 1918 by retirement homes.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Interesting and nice to see, thank you for sharing!

  2. moving to the retirement home sounds so much better then going to the poor house. i hope life was better there.

  3. Cheryl and Kristin: Thank you very much for your comments!
    It's great to get feedback, but I know I'm bad at giving it to others, will try to better myself ...;)