Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary

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

Location: Louisville, KY 40206 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.073', W 85° 44.035'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 75 views
Inscription
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.
Sponsored by Sisters of Charity

( back )
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
Details
HM NumberHM1YZQ
Tags
Year Placed2015
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?