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Re: mt st joseph orphange

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Posted by iamrysmom on Saturday, June 09, 2007 at 11:11:21 :

My Mom grew up here in the late 30's early 40's...very painful childhood for a latina child.

: : : : Well, I haven't found a picture. But, I did discover a nice article from a 1962 San Francisco Chronicle article (02 March 1962, page 17), which begins:

: : : : "Good-by to Oliver Twist
: : : : "by Joan Heil.
: : : : "How do you turn a cold 51-year-old orphanage building into a cheerful home for 112 girls?
: : : : "It's not easy, according to Sister Mary Thomas, new administrator of Mount St. Joseph's Home for Girls, but these days the huge brick edifice on a hill in the Bayview district is a far cry from the Oliver Twist version of orphanage life..."

: : : : I checked the 1955 and 1962 City Directories and the St. Joseph's School for Boys & Girls and Mount St. Joseph's Home for Girls was located at 220 10th.(?)

: : : : You might also check with the Roman Catholic Archives in Menlo Park to see if they have any information:

: : : : http://www.sfgenealogy.com/norcal/calresearch.htm#Roman

: : : : -Ron
: : I forgot to mention Mt S Jospeh's merged with St Elizabeths and is on Mason or Masonic, Id have to look it up.

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