The Story of US Orphanages






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The orphanages are listed by state and include, where known, the organisation which founded the home (in brackets), and the date the home was established.


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Bridgeport Protestant Orphan Asylum, Ellsworth Street, Bridgeport (private corporation) Est 1867


Fairfield County Temporary Home, Norwalk (Fairfield County) Est. 1884


Hartford County Temporary Home, Warehouse Point (Hartford County) Est. 1883


Hartford Orphan Asylum, Putnam Street, Hartford (private corporation). Est 1829


Middlesex County Temporary Home, Haddam. (Middlesex County). Est. 1883


Mt Carmel Children’s Home, Mount Carmel (private corporation) Est 1897


New Haven County Temporary Home, Shelton Avenue, New Haven (New Haven County) Est. 1884


New London County Temporary Home, Smith Avenue, Norwich (New London County) Est. 1884


Rock Nook Children’s Home, Norwich (United Workers). Est. 1879


St James Orphan Asylum, Church Street (Sisters of Mercy). Est 1854


Stamford Children’s Home, East Main Street, Stamford (Children’s Home Society) Est. 1895


Swedish Christian Orphanage, Cromwell (Swedish Eastern Missionary Association) For children of Scandinavian parentage. Est 1900


The Children’s Home, Black Rock Road, New Britain (private corporation). Est. 1903


The Danbury Home, Danbury (Private corporation). Est 1884


The New Haven Orphan Asylum, Elm Street, New Haven (private corporation) Est. 1833


The St Francis Orphan Asylum, Whitney Avenue, New Haven (Sisters of Mercy) Est. 1832


Tolland County Temporary Home, Vernon (Tolland County). Est 1883


Virginia T Smith Home for Incurables, Newington (Connecticut Children’s Aid Society) Est. 1898


Volunteers’ Children’s Home, Darien (Volunteers of America). Est. 1889


William L Gilbert Home, Winsted (private corporation). Est. 1888


Windham County Temporary Home, Providence Road, Putnam (Windham County) Est. 1883