Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Orphanages and Orphans

St. Vincent’s Orphan’s Home

An image of St. Vincent's Orphan's Home on the Delaware River in Tacony, Pennsylvania.

St. Vincent’s Orphans Home in Tacony was opened in 1855 by the Sisters of Notre Dame to shelter orphan girls. (Library Company of Philadelphia)

Library Company of Philadelphia

Opened in 1855 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Vincent’s Orphans Asylum sheltered girls in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. It was founded in response to the influx of German immigrants into the city. The building along the Delaware River still stands, but it is no longer an orphanage.

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