Remarkable Ohio


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82-31 St. Aloysius Orphanage

Side A: Fr. John Henni founded St. Aloysius Orphanage in 1837 to care for German-speaking Catholic children who were left abandoned by the cholera epidemics of the 1830s. The orphanage has occupied its main building since 1856. All of the orphanage’s other buildings were constructed by 1930. In 1864, additional land was purchased, making the orphanage a self-sufficient farm growing fruits and vegetables as well as livestock.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: St. Aloysius Services, St. Aloysius Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 4721 Reading Road, 
Location: St. Aloysius Chapel
Latitude: 39.1714730
Longitude: -84.4690070