Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-78.)
Location. 37° 33.138′ N, 77° 26.288′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Saint Paul Street and West Charity Street, on the right when traveling north on Saint Paul Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Charity Street, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Sidney Gilpin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church John Jasper (about 700 feet away); Saint Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bill “Bojangles” Robinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Leigh Street Armory (approx. ¼ mile away); Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Richmond’s First African American Police Officers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “A study conducted in 1924 in conjunction with the Child Welfare League of America determined that the orphanage was "vital to the city", yet five years later, a second study found that foster care was a more pressing need. In light of this, in 1931, the orphanage was closed and the facility was transformed into foster care agency overseen by Richmond’s branch of the Children’s Aid Society.” (Submitted on September 3, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Landmarks •
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