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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Delaware Orphans’ Home and Industrial School, Walnut Street, Wilmington (private corporation) Est 1899


Home for Friendless and Destitute Children, River View, Wilmington (private corporation) Est 1863


St James Protectory, Delaware City (Sisters of St Francis) Boys only Est 1879


St Joseph’s Home, Eleventh Street, Wilmington (St Joseph’s Society of the Sacred Heart for Colored Missions) Boys only 1893


St Joseph’s Industrial School, Clayton (St Joseph’s Society for Colored Missions). Boys only. Est 1896


St Peter’s Female Orphan Asylum, Sixth Street, Wilmington (Sisters of Charity) Est. 1851