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From: Don Tunison-Campbell <>
Subject: Re: Query about SF Orphans Asylum's late 1800s
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 03:18:08 -0700
The Roman Catholic place was moved to "South San Francisco," but not
what we know now as South San Francisco. It was in what we now all the
San Francisco Bayview District (Hunters Point area). It was on top of
the hill known as Silverview. The wooden buildings burned down, the
property was sold by the Church to a housing developer, who built the
Silverview Terrace Planned Community Development. I used to own a unit.
A book was written about the orphanage, published by Chronicle Books of
San Francisco. Out of Print now.
Eureka, Humboldt County (these days)
> Last week someone was asking about Orphans Asylums in San Francisco. In my
> notes I found something I had copied from the 1880 City Directory about which
> Orphan Asylum were active in 1880.
> Hope this answers the question and/or helps someone.
> SF Orphan Asylum's from 1880 City Directory
> ORPHAN ASYLUM (Roman Catholic)
> Organized March 23, 1851 and operated by Sister of Charity. Located
> originally at Third and Market in a brick building. In 1862 a farm of 53
> acres was bought in South San Francisco. At that site a large wooden
> building was erected. 800 children live there.
> PACIFIC HEBREW ORPHAN ASYLUM AND HOME SOCIETY
> Incorporated July 26, 1871. East side of Divisadero between Hayes and
> Grove. Formed for the care, relief, protection, and improvement of orphan
> children, and for the care of aged Israelites who are without adequate
> means of support. (number of children not given).
> PROTESTANT ORPHAN ASYLUM
> Organized January 31, 1851.
> Original location Second and Folsom in a building owned by General Halleck,
> then moved in 1854 to stone and brick building on west side Laguna between
> Haight and Waller. The present number of children is 217.