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Orphans Home


Orphans Home

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a.k.a. Laval Residence

a.k.a. Evansville Orphan Asylum

a.k.a. Orphan Society

W Indiana St
Evansville, IN

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<1849 House is built
1872 Becomes orphanage
1883 Orphanage becomes all white
<1910 Side wing is added
1952 Torn down


West end of Indiana St
District: Independence
Latitude: 37.978968
Longitude: -87.606456
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colored and white orphanage in 1880 atlas and panoramic bought new house $16,000 dedicated oct 27 1872 joint for 10 years, city and county gvmt split in 1883 evansville orphan asylum (white) located in former residence of dr john laval west end of indiana st. Evansville orphan asylum (colored) was located on the nw corner of st joe and indiana side wing added by 1910

new one built 1952 hillcrest home county orphans home

See also Residences / Domestic Independence district

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