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Carmen Sylva Industrial Home

Established - 1907
Closed - ?
1st site - Shenango Twp. (Lawrence County)
2nd site - Wenzel Avenue near Shiras (Beechview)
Also Known As:
Carmen Sylva Love International Interdenominational Industrial Home for Babies
Miss Margaret Muscan who served as a nurse in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878.
Sponsoring Agency:
Carmen Sylva Undenominational Society of Greater Pittsburg
May have been named after "Carmen Sylva" (1843-1916). She was actually Elizabeth, a German princess and wife of King Carol I of Rumania. She devoted herself to the care of the wounded in the Russo-Turkish War. She was a poet and author who established hospitals and orphanages in Rumania.
Location of Records:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages)
1916 Directory of Institutions in Pennsylvania **(r361 P3993)**