MenuMedia WingBackMedia TimelineMedia ExhibitMedicine WingBackMedicine Timeline ExhibitMedical Establishment ExhibitPrevention ExhibitCures ExhibitSociety WingBackSociety Timeline ExhibitLaw ExhibitSports ExhibitEugenics ExhibitBreaking the Law?African Americans and the disABILITY ExperienceNew York WingBackNew York State Map ExhibitBack1900-19501851-18991800-18501650-1799RomeBuffaloNewarkNew York State Timeline ExhibitEducation WingBackEducators ExhibitEducation ExhibitAdvocacy WingBackAdvocacy ExhibitKennedy FamilySelf Advocacy Exhibit Virtual Museum > New York Wing > New York State Map Exhibit Buffalo Click on any image to explore the virtual gallery. View from Main Street One of the main buildings of the Almshouse and Asylum, this building became Hayes Hall of the University at Buffalo's South Campus View from Main Street This building was added to the Almshouse grounds in 1888. It later became Wende Hall of the University at Buffalo's South Campus. Map of Buffalo Men and women were kept segregated and each person was supported for $1.00 a week. Inebriation was said to be the cause of 3/4 of the cases. Stoves were used to provide heat, but there was little other ventilation and no bathing facilities. A pest house, for the contagious, was connected to the establishment and a physician visited twice a week. View From Main Street This is how the Almshouse and Insane Asylum would have looked from Main Street at about the time it opened in the mid 1800s. Situated on the outskirts of Buffalo, the Erie County Almshouse was the largest Almshouse in Western New York.