32 Prince Street, Catholic Asylum for Girls

St. Patrick's School 32 Prince 3

32 Prince Street (2015), site of the original Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum and later St. Patrick’s School.

 

 

 

NYPL Map 1853 plate 24 ID 1648087 cropped to St. Patrick's complex

In 1853 the asylum was located across Prince Street opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Detail, Plate 24, New York Public Library Digital Collection ID 1648087.

 

 

The 1860 Census for New York City’s 14th Ward, 3rd District lists all the girls living at 32 Prince Street under the care of the Sisters of Charity. This was a New York community which split from the Emmitsburg, MD Sisters of Charity in 1846.  At the time, the New York sisters were operating 3 orphanages as well as 6 schools (both academies and free schools).

 

RC Orphan Asylum NYPL 805048

The original site for the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum was 32 Prince Street. By 1865, only female orphans still lived there; the boys had been moved uptown to a new building next to the site where St. Patrick’s Cathedral was under construction. New York Public Library DigID 805048

 

1860 Census for New York City, Ward 14, District 3 lists all the girls living at 32 Prince Street under the care of the Sisters of Charity.

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Photo by Marion R. Casey, 23 April 2018.

 

 

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