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Junior House

Posted: 30 May 2006 12:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Corley, Jackson, Keen, Britt
Junior House in St. Augustine, FL was not officially an orphanage ("was a children's home") , but children were adopted from there. Does anyone have any information on this organization? The last contact I had with it was in 1958 but am interested in how records could be found. Did find a small article on it in an online newspaper archive and found out it was in a building across the street from the St. Benedict the Moor chrurch. Barb

Re: Junior House

Posted: 8 Oct 2006 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1964 edition of the Official Catholic Directory (published annually by P.J. Kenedy) treats the Diocese of St. Augustine on pages 708-12.

In the city of St. Augustine, it lists the parish of St. Benedict the Moor, at 86 Central Ave., but no mention of Junior House---nor is it mentioned among the schools, convents and institutions in that city.

If you wish to do research in a library, here is a bibliographic citation :

FLORIDA. Children's Commission. State of Florida Services for Children: A Directory. [Tallahassee, 1955 or 1956?]. 28 p. (Child welfare--Florida--Directories) (a 57009273). Also: State of Florida Services for Children : [A directory, 2nd ed.] [Tallahassee, 1958]. vi, 25 p. Title cited also as: State of Florida's Services for Children. (Child welfare--Florida--Directories) (Florida. Children's Commission) (a 59009475)

Reg Niles

Re: Junior House

Posted: 9 Oct 2006 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello and thank you very much for your reply and information.

I have found out Junior House, which was not designated an orphanage per se, was located at 75 Sanford Street. It was used as child welfare work, dating from 1947. Junior House was later taken over by the County Welfare Foundation and continued as a children's home into the 1960s. It had been known as "Church View Cottage" at one time because it overlooks the St. Benedict the Moor Church. I will try to put a link to the story.

I have found a picture of the Church, but have not been able to find a picture of the house located on 75 Sanford St. as yet. Barb
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