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Bond Hill in Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Aloysius Orphanage

 
 
St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 30, 2021
1. St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker
Inscription.  Fr. John Henni founded St. Aloysius Orphanage in 1837 to care for German-speaking Catholic children who were left abandoned by the cholera epidemics of the 1830s. The orphanage has occupied its main building since 1856. All of the orphanage’s other buildings were constructed by 1930. In 1864, additional land was purchased, making the orphanage a self-sufficient farm growing fruits and vegetables as well as livestock.
 
Erected 2013 by St. Aloysius Services, St. Aloysius Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 82-31.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 39° 10.289′ N, 84° 28.141′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. It is in Bond Hill. Marker is at the intersection of Reading Road (U.S. 42) and Berkley Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Reading Road. The marker
St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 23, 2021
2. St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker
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is on the front lawn of the old St. Aloysius Orphanage. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4721 Reading Rd, Cincinnati OH 45237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norwood High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Xavier University Armory (approx. 1˝ miles away); Flagpole History (approx. 1.7 miles away); Evanston - World War One Honor Roll (approx. 1.8 miles away); Walter Scott, Christian Pioneer (approx. 1.8 miles away); King Records (approx. 1.9 miles away); White's Station (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pleasant Ridge - World War One Marker (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 30, 2021
3. St. Aloysius Orphanage Marker
The building as seen from Beckley Avenue
St. Aloysius Waifenhaus image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 30, 2021
4. St. Aloysius Waifenhaus
Inscription over the front door
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 338 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 8, 2023