The history of the Kensington Soup Society
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
In the frigid winter months of 1876-77, more than twenty-seven thousand people called on the Kensington Soup Society. The society had come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1844. By World War I, however, the need for charitable soup organizations had begun its rapid decline. Facing financial crunches and internal turmoil, the society struggled to keep the doors of its soup house open. Other soup kitchens in the area closed; the Kensington Soup Society became the last of its kind. From the society's birth to its place in today's world, Kenneth W. Milano dives deep into the soul of the Kensington Soup Society.
ContentsThe founding of the Kensington Soup Society
The early years of the soup society-managers and benefactors
Early homes of the Kensington Soup Society and the financing of the Crease Street Soup House
The running of the soup society
The soup house in the late nineteenth century
The Williamson Family and Coal Fund
World War I, the Great Depression and World War II
Changing shapes of the Kensington Soup Society.
Kensington Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Soup kitchens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Charity organization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Poor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
|Publisher|| Charleston, SC :History Press,2009
158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm