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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Children’s Home, Eighth Street, Kansas City (Children's Home Association). Est. 1893


Colored Children’s Orphan Home, Washington Street, Kansas City (private corporation) est. 1901


Goodlander Home, Blair Avenue, Fort Scott (private corporation) est. 1899


Guardian Angel’s Home, De Soto Road, Leavenworth (Sisters of Providence) est. 1889


Helen Gould Home, River Street, Wichita (private association) est. 1899


Industrial School and Hygiene Home for the Friendless, Hillsboro (private corporation) est. 1889 what is an industrial school?


Iola Orphans’ Home, Iola (private corporation) ets. 1889


Mercy Orphan Asylum, Eighth Street, Fort Scott (Sisters of Mercy) est. 1898


Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home, Atchison (State of Kansas) Est. 1887


St Joseph’s Orphanage, Wichita (Sisters of St Joseph) est. 1899


St Vincent’s Orphan Asylum, Leavenworth (Sisters of Charity) est. 1863


Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home, Cleborne (Kansas Conference of the Lutheran Augustana Synod) Est. 1880


Topeka Orphans’ Home, Third Street, Topeka (private corporation) est. 1888


Wichita Children’s Home, East First Street, Wichita (private corporation) est. 1888