settlement house

noun

Definition of settlement house

: an institution providing various community services especially to large city populations

Examples of settlement house in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Friendship House was a settlement house, one of many that popped up across the country in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2022 The settlement house’s history dates back to Gary’s early days when Methodist Episcopal church women established another building on Washington Street in 1912 to guide immigrants entering the city for work at U.S. Steel toward a Christian life. Carole Carlson, chicagotribune.com, 22 Oct. 2021 The settlement house, called Neighborhood House, was located on the corner of Cedar Springs and McKinney Avenue. Sriya Reddy, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 Chicago’s Arts and Crafts Society began that same year at Hull House, the pioneering settlement house for immigrants founded by social reformers Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Sep. 2021 As a child in the 1950s, Amelia Cooper lived in a multigenerational home in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood that often served as a settlement house for friends of her grandfather, the blues musician Muddy Waters. Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2021 Iconic brick Art Deco-style former settlement house by Henry C. Pelton, who also designed Riverside Church. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 15 Oct. 2020 African Americans, too, benefited from settlement houses. Andre M. Archie, National Review, 7 Nov. 2019 Richard’s parents met in 1905 at a Henry Street dance; Wald and Lehman attended their wedding, and Louis Abrons later became a major benefactor of the settlement house. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of settlement house

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of settlement house was in 1907

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“Settlement house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settlement%20house. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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