Re: Orphanage in NIles and Our Lady of Angels Neighborhood
Date: January 28, 2013 06:34PM
I'm wondering if anyone on this site knows the name of a Catholid orphanage that was located in Niles. My mother was in this orphanage in the early 1920s. This building was later turned into a Catholic seminary and then a nursing home. When I was in high school, I used to take the Milwaukee Avenue bus all the way to the end of the line and walk the rest of the distance. I am wondering what the name was when it was an orphanage and if there any records that I can find on it.
Also, I'm looking for pictures of the Our Lady of the Angels neighborhood from as far back as the early 20th century and on. I would like to see what the neighborhood looked like back in the day and how it's changed. I used to live not so very far from there in the 1950s and would like to see some pictures from back then.
If anyone has any information, I sure would appreciate it. I'm trying to find something on line, and I'm not the best "researcher", but I'm trying very hard to locate this information. I would appreciate anything that anyone can come up with to lead me into any information on the above 2 subjects. Thanx very much to everyone out there. I truly appreciate it.