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Govanstown, Baltimore County, MD (later incorporated into Baltimore City): "Orphan's Home of Baltimore"

Identifier: BA-531


  • Existence: 1857, or possibly 1857-1858

Biographical / Historical

This ministry was founded by Rev. James Dolan of St. Patrick's Church, Baltimore. Its location has been erroneously reported as "Spring Valley, MD," or "Green Spring Valley, MD," or "Silver Springs, MD." When the Christian Brothers briefly conducted this orphanage, it was located in "Govanstown" in Baltimore County, but later this time this same area (near St. Mary's Church on York Road in the neighborhood called "Govans") became part of Baltimore City.


The number of linear feet will be determined later Files

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Repository Details

Part of the The De La Salle Christian Brothers Archives of the Baltimore District Repository

1900 West Olney Avenue (Box 831)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19119- United States