Fordham Heights, NY: Catholic Orphan Asylum

 “Catholic Orphan Asylum. A New Extensive Site Is Selected on Fordham Heights,” The New York Times (Nov. 22, 1898). Roman Catholic Orphans’ Asylum – Bronx, NY Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, 301 West Kingsbridge Road at Sedgwick Avenue The Bronx, N.Y. 10468 St. Patrick’s Boys Asylum (Manhattan) Fifth Avenue at 51st and 52nd Streets (1851-1902) (c.1851) […]

Los Angeles Orphans Asylums

(ca. 1900)* – The Los Angeles Orphanage at 917 South Boyle Avenue, southwest corner of Boyle Avenue at Stephenson Avenue (now Whittier Boulevard) in Boyle Heights. The orphanage is a five-story, brick, L-shaped building with dormer windows on the facade and a tower at the entrance that is flanked by newly-planted date palm trees. Steps […]

Montana: Orphan Asylum 1892-1973

St. Joseph’s Orphans Home 1892-1973 46°37’2.73″N 112° 1’9.53″W COURTESY OF THE FACEBOOK GROUP ST. JOSEPH’S ORPHANGE CHILDREN IN HELENA, MT Site of St. Joseph’s Orphans Home St. Joseph’s Orphans Home, which stood on the northeast corner of Montana Ave. at Custer Ave.. The Home was built in 1892-93 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, […]

Orphan Trains: Minnesota

ORPHANS FOR ADOPTION A carload of babies for adoption by Catholic families in the West was sent out last week from an Orphan Asylum conducted by the Sisters of Charity in New York.  Forty-five of the sixty-five babies found foster parents in Minnesota.  The ease in which suitable orphans speaks volumes for the charity of […]