Interesting Fact: Coffin houses were one of the first homeless shelters

The Four Penny Coffin or coffin house was one of the first homeless shelters created for the people of central London. The Salvation Army’s answer to the homeless question was one of the first-ever homeless shelters ever created. This facility offered homeless people the chance to pay four pennies and sleep in a coffin-shaped wooden bed laid down with a tarp for cover.


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