From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Louisville's Colored Orphans' Home

(start date: 1877  -  end date: 1908) 

Prior to the formation of the Kentucky Home Society for Colored Children, African American churches established and supported another orphanage in Louisville, KY: Louisville's Colored Orphan's Home was located at the Taylor Barracks on Third and Oak Streets. The home was moved to Eighteenth and Dumesnil Streets in 1878, continuing operations solely with the support of the African American community until 1908.

For more see "Colored Orphans' Home" in The Encyclopedia of Louisville. See also the entry Kentucky Home Society for Colored Children.

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NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville
NKAA Entry: Kentucky Home Society for Colored Children (Louisville, KY)

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“Louisville's Colored Orphans' Home,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 30, 2023,

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