Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary

Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary (HM1YZQ)

Location: Louisville, KY 40206 Jefferson County
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N 38° 15.073', W 85° 44.035'

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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.
Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Year Placed2015
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 610780 N 4234446
Decimal Degrees38.25121667, -85.73391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.073', W 85° 44.035'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 4.38" N, 85° 44' 2.1" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1006 E Jefferson St, Louisville KY 40206, US
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