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10 years ago
throwawaychild
This was an orphanage on the north side of Chicago it was located on the corner of Foster and Califoria. I remember taking bike rides through River Park and going to the River Park pool,located across the street from Chapin on Francisco. Some fun times.
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10 years ago
throwawaychild
That site is amazing! Thanks!! What was the girls name if I may ask? I was there in 1973 I was 9 years old.
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10 years ago
throwawaychild
Chapin Hall’s roots go back to 1860, when it was founded as the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum. For the next 100 years, it flourished as a group home for the city’s disadvantaged children. During that period, it was sustained largely through the generosity of private donors. http://www.chapinhall.org/about/history It later became known as Chapin Hall home for Children 2800 Foster Av
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10 years ago
throwawaychild
FranCarmen Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There was an orphanage on the south west corner of > Foster and California.The name was something like > Chapin I believe, but may be wrong. Swedish > Convenant expanded and covered up the orphanage > facade but I recently talked to someone who had > been in the building some years ago and saw tha
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