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Staff from the county home pose for photo in late 1890s

Posted 1 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this photo from around 1897-1898 we see the staff of the Orleans County Home, posed on a side porch.

Varnum Ludington of Holley, holding his derby hat, was the commissioner of the poor.

The here was erected on West County House Road in 1878 and torn down in 1962 after the present nursing home was built west of Albion on Route 31.

Frank L. Weller, a professional photographer from Holley, took this picture. Only Mr. Ludington can be identified.

(Orleans Hub featured another Vintage Orleans photo of the “Poor House” on Sept. 10, 2013. Click here to see that image.)