Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans

Friends Asylum for Colored Orphans (HM21DS)

Location: Richmond, VA 23220
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.138', W 77° 26.288'

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Here stood the Friends Asylum. for Colored
Orphans. Lucy Goode Brooks and the Ladies
Sewing Circle for Charitable Work, all formerly
enslaved, founded it in 1871. The orphanage,
supported by the Cedar Creek Meeting Society
of Friends, provided a haven for orphaned African
American children in post-Civil War Richmond.
It was the only adoption agency in Virginia
placing African American youth. Brook's organization, now called FRIENDS Association for
Children, continues as a childcare and family
support center. In 1970, it became a multifacility
agency responding to the changing needs of the
community. The original orphanage was
demolished tn 1969.
HM NumberHM21DS
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284626 N 4158937
Decimal Degrees37.55230000, -77.43813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.138', W 77° 26.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 8.2799999999999" N, 77° 26' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1099 St Paul St, Richmond VA 23220, US
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