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TIP #1057 BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS IN KENTUCKY - 1904

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TIP #1057 BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS IN KENTUCKY - 1904

Posted: 17 Jan 2013 7:04AM GMT
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One question I’ve been asked so often is about the old orphanages and benevolent facilities. Finding this information is very difficult! But I have been able to find a limited amount of information for the years 1904 and 1910-11. I will be listing information that I’ve found currently and hopefully can find more in the future. Most of these have been closed for many years. The Kentucky Institute for the Blind (Loisville), the Kentucky Institute for the Deaf and Dumb (Danville) and the Kentucky Institute for the Feeble Minded (Frankfort) were also in existence at this time.

Bardstown:
St. Thomas Orphan Asylum, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth; care of orphan boys.

Coldspring:
St. Joseph’s Orphan Asylum, Sisters of Notre Dame; care of orphan and destitute childen.

Covington:
Covington Protestant Children’s Home, 14th St & Madison Ave., private corporation; care of orphan and destitute children.

St. John’s German Orphan Asylum, St. John’s Orphan Society; care of orphan and destitute children.

Frankfort:
Mary K. Williams Home for Orphans, Protestant Episcopal Church of the Ascension; care and education of white orphans.

Lexington:
Children’s Home, 5th & Upper Streets, private corporation; care of homeless children.

Home of the Friendless, 80 West Short St., private corporation for homeless women.

House of Mercy, 519 West 4th St., private corporation, fallen women & their children.

Lexington Orphan Asylum, 461 W. 3rd St., private corporation; care of orphan children.

Leitchfield:
Little Orphans’ Home, private institution; care of orphan children.

Louisville:
Childen’s Receiving Home, 2112 Van Borries Ave., Kentucky Children’s Home Society; care of destitute children under ten years.

Christian Church Widows and Orphan’s Home, 809 W. Jefferson Street, private corporation; care of education of orphans of the Christian Church.

Colored Orphans’ Home, 18th and Dumisnil Streets, Orphans’ Home Society; care and training of colored orphans.

Florence Cittenton Home, 1010 W. Jefferson St., private corporation, wayfarers & unfortunate women with their children.

German Baptist Orphans’ Home, 1343 East Broadway, German Baptist churches of North America; care of homeless children.

German Protestant Orphan Home, 2220 Baxter Ave., German Protestant Orphan Home Society; care of orphans.

Henri Barret Montfort Home, 405 W. Broadway, private corporation, young working women.

Home for Friendless Women, 506 W. Kentucky St., private corporation, fallen women with their children.

House of the Good Shepherd, 728 Eighth St., Sisters of the Good Shepherd, erring and wayward women and girls.

House of the Good Shepherd, 23rd & Bank Streets, Sisters of the Good Shepherd; fallen, incorrigible, wayward, and friendless women and girls; also abandoned and half orphan female children.

House of the Innocents, 106 W Broadway, Protestant Episcopal Church; care of orphans and children of indigent parents.

Kentucky Industrial Home Shelter, 620 Clay St., private corporation; discharged prisoners and juvenile delinquents.

Louisville Baptist Orphans’ Home, 1330 1st St., Baptist churches of Kentucky; care of orphan and destitute children.

Louisville Presbyterian Orphans’ Home, 1714 Preston St., Louisville Presbyterian Orphans’ Home Society, Care of orphan and indigent children.

Methodist Orphans’ Home, 906 Fifth St., Louisville and Kentucky Conferences of Methodist Episcopal Church South; care of orphan children.

Newsboys’ Home, 552 Third Ave., Society for the Protection of Newsboys and Waifs; provide a home for newsboys and waifs.

Orphanage of the Good Shepherd, 1124 Morton Ave., Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky. Care of orhan, half-orphan and destitute boys.

Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum, 212 E. College St., Protestant Episcopal Church; care of orphan and destitute girls.

St. Joseph’s Orphan Home, Crescent Hill; Ursuline Sisters; care of orphans.

St. Peter Claver’s Industrial School, 800 W. Walnut St., Sisters of the Good Shepherd; care of colored girls between 3 and 16 years.

St. Vincent’s Orphan Asylum for Girls, 2372 Payne St., Catholic Diocese of Louisville; care of orphan children.

Wayfarers’ Lodge, 212-216 Pearl Ave., Louisville Charity Organization Society; wayfaring men, women and children.

Midway:
Kentucky Female Orphan School, Christian Church; care and education of orphan girls over 14 years.

Newport:
Campbell County Protestant Children’s Home, Clifton Heights; Campbell County Protestant Children’s Home Society; care of homeless children.

House of the Good Shepherd, Sisters of the Good Shepherd; erring women and homeless children.

Paducah:
Home of the Friendless, private corporation; homeless women and children.

Versailles:
Cleveland Orphan Institution, private corporation; care of orphan girls.

Next week – 1910/1911 Sandi

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