The history of the Kensington Soup Society

by Milano, Kenneth W.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area PENNA r HV696.S6 M55 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area
 
Call Number  PENNA r HV696.S6 M55 2009
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
The 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.

Additional Information
Subjects Kensington Soup Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Soup kitchens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Charity organization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Poor -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Publisher Charleston, SC :History Press,2009
Language English
Description 158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781596296244
1596296240
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