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Orphan Girls' Asylum
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Orphan Girls' Asylum

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Orphan Girls' Asylum
Historic Photographs
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Orphan Girls' Asylum
 
Aberdeen
Buildings, General Buildings
B05_24
Aberdeen Local Studies
Silver City Vault's user Ed Fowler provided the following comments:

"This sketch by architect Archibald Simpson features the beautiful building in the Italian style of Architecture.

The central statue depicted above the entrance was not realised. It was instituted in November 1840 "For Maintaining, Clothing and Educating Orphan Girls", born of Parents who have resided in the Parishes of St Nicholas, Old Machar, or Nigg, for some 3 Years prior to their decease. The girls were admitted from the age of 4 to 8 years.

The building of what was then the Girl's High School (now Harlaw Academy) was incorporated into the 1st Scottish General Hospital, one of 4 Territorial Force military hospitals established in WW1 in Scotland. The buildings of 3 other schools were used by the Hospital (the Central School (later Aberdeen Academy); Rosemount; and Westfield), as well as the City's Poorhouse, along with huts and tents. The hospitals provided beds for 34 officers and 1,385 other ranks."
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