From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/2/1866, p. 1, c. 7

THE ALMS-HOUSE. – This edifice has recently undergone extensive repairs, and now presents almost as fine an appearance as it did when completed, a few years ago, and turned over to the city. All the wood work, interior and exterior, has been repainted, from roof to garret, by Messrs. Woodson & Stansbury, who may take credit to themselves for the faithful manner in which they have executed their contract. The building is to be heated by steam in future, and workmen are now engaged in putting in the pipes. New iron porches will be erected on the granite platforms at the main and wing entrances, and the grounds in front of the building will be handsomely laid off and planted with shrubbery. These, and other contemplated improvements, will render the Richmond alms-house one of the most creditable institutions of charity in the land.

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