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John Boudreau

Death 9 Dec 1935 (aged 60)
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 3 Row 15 Grave 17
Memorial ID 86350240 · View Source
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John Boudreau, Storekeeper 3rd Class, Spanish-American War, World War I, Served 1897-1933, Died US Naval Home Penn

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John Boudreau
Name: John Boudreau
Death Date: 9 Dec 1935
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 15 Site 17

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Boudreau
Name: John Boudreau
Birth Date: 12 Dec 1874
Death Date: 9 Dec 1935
Age: 60
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: Spanish-American War, World War I
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

The Philadelphia Naval Asylum, later the Naval Home, was a hospital, the Philadelphia Naval School, and a home for retired sailors for the United States Navy from 1834 to 1976, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located on over 20 acres (81,000 m2), the central building, Biddle Hall, was completed in 1833. Biddle Hall, the surgeon's residence and the governor's residence were all designed by architect William Strickland. They are considered some of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the United States.[by whom?] The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.

One of the uses of the Naval Asylum was for the Philadelphia Naval School, an academy for midshipmen that was a precursor of the United States Naval Academy. Beginning in 1838, midshipmen approaching examinations for promotion were assigned to the school for eight months of study. William Chauvenet was placed in charge of the school in 1842 and formalized much of the study. When the United States Naval Academy was formed in 1845, four of the seven faculty members came from the Philadelphia school.

The name was changed to Naval Home in 1889. In 1976, the Naval Home relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi, after it was determined that the Philadelphia facility could not be economically expanded and modernized.

The property was sold to residential developer Toll Brothers in 1988. The main building was the victim of arson in 2003. It has since been restored and designed as luxury condomiums.

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  • Added: 6 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86350240
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Boudreau (12 Dec 1874–9 Dec 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86350240, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .