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Saint Joseph’s Villa

 
 
St. Joseph's Villa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
1. St. Joseph's Villa Marker
Inscription. Saint Joseph’s Villa, founded 25 Nov. 1834 and incorporated 3 Oct. 1868, is one of the oldest-operating children’s institutions in the United States. For 143 years administered by the Catholic Daughters of Charity as an orphanage and girls’ school, it first was located at 4th and Marshall Streets in downtown Richmond. Boys were first admitted in 1919. Railroad magnate Maj. James H. Dooley endowed Saint Joseph’s in 1922. The current campus opened in a new facility in 1931 as the first cottage-plan orphanage in the East. The Daughters of Charity withdrew in 1977 and the Villa’s mission changed from an orphanage to multiprogram nonsectarian agency.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 108.)
 
Location. 37° 38.031′ N, 77° 27.556′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Parham Road (Virginia Route 73), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Belmont (approx. 1.1 miles away); Grace Evelyn Arents
Marker along Brook Road (US 1) image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
2. Marker along Brook Road (US 1)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Gabriel's Rebellion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Outer Fortifications (approx. 1.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.6 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Brook Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
St. Joseph's Church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
3. St. Joseph's Church
Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
4. Administration Building
Residence Hall image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 28, 2007
5. Residence Hall
View through the entranceway from Route 1 image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
6. View through the entranceway from Route 1
Plaque on entrance pillar image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 5, 2008
7. Plaque on entrance pillar
This entranceway has been erected in honor of Dr. Charles M. Caravati, long-time trustee, benefactor, and friend.
Dedicated October 1987
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,487 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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