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Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Dedra Burks (View posts)
Posted: 20 Jul 2005 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCardle
My Grandmother (Helena McCardle) was sent to the Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans in 1910. It was told that this building burned and they moved to 1314 Nepoleon Ave. which was sold to Anne Rice and later to a realator. Where can I go to find records, photos... for this orphanage?

Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Dedra Burks

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Barbara Melin (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 2005 6:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vitry
I don't know if anyone has provided this info already, but I believe the orphan asylum you're referrring to is St. Elizabeth's Orphanage which was purchased by Anne Rice and turned into a doll museum. It's located at 1314 Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans. My maternal grandmother lived there for 8 years, between 1915 and 1923, and had horrible memories of the place. If you discover anything about the history of this institution, I would appreciate it if you could share what you find. Thanks!

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Marie (View posts)
Posted: 4 Apr 2006 5:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you find out anything please let me know, My mother was in one in 1905 and again in 1908

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 13 Aug 2008 4:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great grandmother Margaret (Maggie) McCarthy and her 3 sisters were there in the late 1900's. I have not been able to find out any information either. If anyone finds out where we can find the records please share that information with me. pdangelo@stonepigman.com. The other sisters were Elizabeth, Mary Louise and Catherine.

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 9 Sep 2008 11:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother had just brought up the "Poydras" House today, which was the orphanage she was in around 1933. In a quick internet search, I found the following link (as well as running into your question) http://www.poydrashome.com/history.html
This WAS called the Female Orphan Asylum. My mother had remembered it was on Magazine Street, which is where it is today (apparently built there around 1857) , according to this site, it is now a continuing care retirement center.

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 8:15PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Sanarans
My mother, Jewell Sanarans, was at the Poydras Home on Magazine Street for about eigtht years; she ran away when she was ten to live with her mother and two older brothers. She had very good memories of the home and the head matron who had a German name. My mother also told of the beautiful little red tea roses that lined the sidewalk of the main entrance; they were her favorite flower. I haven't looked up the link you provided, but my daughter just gave me this phone number which may help us find where records are located. BJ
1-504-897-0535

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 17 Mar 2009 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is that the number of the Archdiocese? The do have some records, but you need to give them the years that she was in there.

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 17 Apr 2009 6:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I would get in touch with the archdiocese of New Orleans offices. I was able to get some information from them. Not detailed, but some at least. My grandmother was in St. Vincent;s Orphanage. Recently went to New Orleans and found it. Also saw the Anne rice home. She has since sold it.

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 27 Jun 2009 9:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dedra, if you still are looking, I came across this:

Carmel Archives

Carmel Archives
420 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124-2596

Telephone number: (504) 524-2398
Fax: (504) 524-5011
Email: theresegreg@mindspring.com
Website: http://mountcarmel.home.mindspring.com

Contact person: Sister Thérèse Gregoire

Access privileges: Access to records reviewed when requested. Access limited to materials not classified as confidential (such as Minutes of Executive Council) and which may be of value to historical researchers or to genealogists.

Hours: By appointment only, please call for more information.

Repository Information: The Carmel Archive aims to preserve the history of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and their ministry in Louisiana and in the Philippines. Their collections are private, but they do allow researchers with a specific purpose. The Sisters began working in the New Orleans area in 1833, although there are very few archival records from the early period. Their contribution rests in the establishment of schools for both white and African-American students in pre-civil war New Orleans. The Sisters were also recognized for work in both New Orleans and Thibodaux during the yellow fever epidemics and the Civil War. Records are not complete, as many were lost in a twentieth century flood.


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COLLECTIONS:

1. Female Orphan Asylum
4-5 Hollinger boxes

This collection consists of records about the Female Orphan Asylum that operated in New Orleans, on St. Claude Street, from 1869 to 1919. The orphanage was initially established for orphans of the Civil War. Included are ledgers that list students' names and grades, some documentation of why they were placed at the orphanage, financial records, newsclippings, etc.

Re: Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans

Posted: 3 Aug 2009 12:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Would like to get info on records for Poydras Female Orphan Asylum circa 1900. My great grandmother was there as a 10 year old. Can anyone help?
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