Almonries

Buildings housing institutions founded by or maintained by a monastery, abbey, magistrate, nobleman, or private charity for the reception and support of the aged and poor; may also contain the residence of almoners. For buildings where the elderly, poor, or helpless are cared for and put to work at public expense, use "almshouses (buildings).".

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almonries
almonry
aalmoezeniershuizen Dutch
aalmoezeniershuis Dutch
casas de caridad Spanish
casa de caridad Spanish

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Buildings housing institutions founded by or maintained by a monastery, abbey, magistrate, nobleman, or private charity for the reception and support of the aged and poor; may also contain the residence of almoners. For buildings where the elderly, poor, or helpless are cared for and put to work at public expense, use "almshouses (buildings)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300250369. The J. Paul Getty Trust.