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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  1. My mame Is Stephan Michael Conroy looking for my birth mom named Carol Conroy. I was adoppted AND living un Puerto Rico. Have no siblings. Looking foward to meet my mom and familiy. Amy información please contact: ferosadoo@gmail.com

    Félix rosado Posted October 6, 2019 at 7:52 pm
  2. My grandmother Elizabeth Gallagher and her sister were residents of St Vincent’s back up to the 1890’s. I found documentation where she and my grandfather, Frank Jones petitioned Orphan’s Court so they could get married. That’s the only information I can find on her until the later censuses, after they were married. I’d appreciate any help or guidance. Thank you. Lizdidit@aol.com

    Elizabeth A Calhoun Posted January 24, 2020 at 11:21 pm

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