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Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Catherine Spalding Marker
Inscription.
Catherine Spalding
Co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ky., she wrote that the orphanage was “the only place on earth to which my heart clings.” Catherine loved and nurtured hundreds of children and it was said that every orphan in Louisville claimed her as their mother. She died here on March 20, 1858, after contracting pneumonia.
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St. Vincent Orphanage
and Infirmary
Site of St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary from 1836 – 1891. It was begun by Catherine Spalding to care for sick & abandoned children. The infirmary was moved to 4th St. in 1853 & named St. Joseph. In 1926, patients were moved to the new St. Joseph Hospital on Eastern Pkwy. The orphanage later became the Saints Thomas and Vincent; closed in 1983.
 
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society ∑ Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2478.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.073′ N, 85° 44.035′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary Marker
E Jefferson Street and S Wenzel Street, on the right when traveling east on E Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1006 E Jefferson Street, Louisville KY 40206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Edison Butchertown House (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Johnís Evanglical Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lincoln Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincolnís Ties To Kentucky (approx. 0.8 miles away); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (approx. one mile away); The Heigold Facade (approx. one mile away); Second African Baptist Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Regarding Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary. Spalding University in Louisville is named after Mother Catherine Spalding.
 
Also see . . .  Catherine Spalding on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Catherine Spalding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Catherine Spalding Marker
St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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