New York City Catholic Protectory

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New York City Catholic Protectory

Parkchester, Bronx County, New York, USA Add to Map
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Before Parkchester was Parkchester, and before the Bronx was even officially the Bronx, Parkchester was the site of The New York Catholic Protectory, an orphanage for boys and girls.

At the end of the Civil War a sharp rise of children found themselves abandoned and living on the streets. In 1861, the Protectory, outgrowing its Lower East Side location, came up to the country and farmland — The Bronx (then, the area was the town Van Nest in Westchester county) and set up the school and dormitories for the children.

Death Certificates state place of burial as "NYC Protectory." The buildings and land were sold to a developer, however, and razed, in the 1960s.

  • Added: 1 Apr 2015
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2574528